A Shropshire Lad

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A. E. Housman’s famous love-song to youth and rural life, accompanied by the striking illustrations of Agnes Miller Parker.

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Description

Evocative of ‘the blue remembered hills’ of his youth, Alfred Edward Housman’s A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems of extraordinary beauty and feeling. Set in a semi-imaginary pastoral Shropshire, Housman’s verse considers the helplessness of man, the fragility of life and the terrible effects of war, against the background of an achingly beautiful countryside.

Inspirational for generations of readers, A Shropshire Lad, with its sweeping themes of youth and love, has found its way into the canon of English folksong and has been set to music by composers George Butterworth, John Ireland and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

This beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of A. E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad features the superb wood engravings of the Vorticist artist and illustrator Agnes Miller Parker, and is accompanied by an afterword by Dr David Butterfield, Editor of the Housman Society Journal.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure.

Additional information

Weight0.15 kg
Dimensions15.7 × 10 × 1.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

128

Language

English

Edition

New Edit/Cover

Dewey

821.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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