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A Shropshire Lad (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

A Shropshire Lad (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by A. E. Housman
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411448896
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
108
File size:
196 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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A Shropshire Lad 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are classic poems, rather old-fashioned (they actually rhyme). Well formatted for the Nook.