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Published by Published forthe British Council by Longman in Harlow .
Written in English


  • Housman, A. E. -- 1859-1936

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First published 1955.

SeriesWriters and their work -- 69
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17123004M

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This volume constitutes the authorized canon of A.E. Housman's verse as it was established in , three years after his death. In contains A Shropshire Lad, Last Poems, More Poems, the Additional Poems, and the three translations from A.W. Pollard's anthology, Odes from the Greek Dramatists. This hard covered book has a blue cover with gilt lettering on the front and spine of the cover. this book is a book of poetry by A. E. Housman. this book has 73 pages. Book is in good condition with gift inscription, darkened spine, foredge stain, wear and soil. Seller Inventory # A. E. Housman was an English classical scholar and poet, considered to be one of the foremost classicists of his times. This biography of A. E. Housman provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.   In person, A. E. Housman was so shy and furtive that Max Beerbohm once compared him to “an absconding cashier.” For such a crabbed and elusive figure, though, he continues to draw a .