A Shropshire Lad (Penguin Classics: Poetry First Editions)

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A series of verses set in the half-imaginary Shropshire, "A Shropshire Lad" is A.E. Housman's most famous collection of poetry. Initially self-published, with little profit, it became hugely popular during the World War I.

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Housman was a classical scholar and poet.

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Housman is a high-water mark of British lyric poetry, and this fine production captures perfectly his strong, melodic beat and decisive rhyme, and his wonderful way with words. Samuel West's cultivated Midlands accent may not be specifically Shropshire, but his voice and reading are true to Housman who was not, after all, some rough Shropshire lad himself but an Oxford don. His Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now and To an Athlete Dying Young are beautifully rendered here. West, you feel, reads poetry as it should be read confidently, with ease and conviction, as if all the world spoke in meter and rhyme. --D.A.W., AudioFile Magazine

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