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    • A Shropshire Lad

    • By: Alfred Edward Housman
    • Narrated by: David Moore
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Shropshire Lad contains 63 poems by Housman which talk about mortality and living life to the full.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poetry read well.

    • By Penney on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Poetry of A. E. Housman, Volume I

    • A Shropshire Lad
    • By: Alfred Edward Housman
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Shropshire Lad is A. E. Housman's reflections on love, death, and the eternal uncertainty of the human condition, placed in an idealized world of rural England, unpolluted by the taint of the city, but still a place where love can fail, evil can come to good people, and human beings can find themselves torn deeply by conflicting desires and feelings. Housman had great faith in his work even when he could not find a publisher and had to bring it out himself. His faith was rewarded.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unpleasant cadence

    • By William on 03-10-11

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Poetry of A. E. Housman Volume II: Last Poems

    • By: Alfred Edward Housman
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Housman himself knew that his output as a poet would not be large. In his preface to this volume, he wrote, rather touchingly: "I publish these poems, few though they are, because it is not likely that I shall ever be impelled to write much more." He pulled Last Poems together because his life-long friend, Moses Jackson, was dying and Housman wanted Jackson to be able to read these poems before Jackson passed away.

    Regular price: $12.57