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Download The Poetry of A. E. Housman, Volume I: A Shropshire Lad Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Poetry of A. E. Housman, Volume I: A Shropshire Lad (Unabridged), by Alfred Edward Housman
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alfred Edward Housman Narrator: Robert Bethune Publisher: Freshwater Seas Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

The volume has become a classic of English literature and an inspiration to musicians and composers, who have set many of his poems to music. He was not prolific; his total output consists of this volume and one other (Last Poems), but his achievement places him among the world's great poets. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peter | 1/11/2014

    " Wholly wonderful - the perfect distillation of what makes us human "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vicki | 12/19/2013

    " One of my all-time favorite poems is in this Housman collection, and I cant remember the name of the poem..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meg | 10/6/2013

    " Poems about the grave, execution, dying for the Queen, and wooing your dead buddy's girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maureen | 4/6/2012

    " Housman is another favorite. Definitely read the poems. "

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