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A Shropshire Lad (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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The charms of the poems in A Shropshire Lad, published in 1896, continue to resonate today. Housman’s first collection and his signature work, the poems here mix the styles of traditional English ballads and classical verse, and evoke the idyllic English countryside, explore the nature of friendship, bravery, and the passing of youth, among other themes.

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A Shropshire Lad (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


The charms of the poems in A Shropshire Lad, published in 1896, continue to resonate today. Housman’s first collection and his signature work, the poems here mix the styles of traditional English ballads and classical verse, and evoke the idyllic English countryside, explore the nature of friendship, bravery, and the passing of youth, among other themes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411448896
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 948,127
  • File size: 192 KB

Meet the Author


Alfred Edward Housman (1859–1936) was an English poet, renowned scholar, and translator of Latin texts. His verse was at the same time pessimistic and romantic, with occasional twists of irony. He was highly respected for his mastery of alliteration, parallelism, and mood. Appointed Professor of Latin at Cambridge, Housman is considered a foremost classicist of his time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Ridiculous

    I love these poems so i bought it for my nook, however, it will only allow me to read the sample version even after i purchased it. Do not buy this addition, i did thinking that if it was sponsored by b&n that it wouldn't be so useless.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Wonderful poems, a poor copy

    The verses get five stars from me;
    the presentation, one.
    A scandal t'is that OCR's
    So glitched poor Housman's fun.
    The headers cut each verse in twain
    The lines lie torn and rent
    How cruel to make him die again!
    Needlessly violent.
    But hope lives on, for pristine text
    Of "Shropshire Lad" is free
    On Project Gutenberg, the home
    Of Housman fans like me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Classic poems

    These are classic poems, rather old-fashioned (they actually rhyme). Well formatted for the Nook.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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