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"Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young." -- A. E. Housman
Alfred Edward Housman (; 26 March 1859 — 30 April 1936), usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems were mostly written before 1900. Their wistful evocation of doomed youth in the English countryside, in spare language and distinctive imagery, appealed strongly to late Victorian and Edwardian taste, and to many early twentieth century English composers (beginning with Arthur Somervell) both before and after the First World War. Through its song-setting the poetry became closely associated with that era, and with Shropshire itself.

Housman was counted one of the foremost classicists of his age, and has been ranked as one of the greatest scholars of all time. He established his reputation publishing as a private scholar and, on the strength and quality of his work, was appointed Professor of Latin at University College London and later, at Cambridge. His editions of Juvenal, Manilius and Lucan are still considered authoritative.

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Total Books: 59
Shropshire Lad and Last Poems
2011 - Shropshire Lad and Last Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781241672058
ISBN-10: 1241672059
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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D Ivnii Ivvenalis Satvrae
2009 - D IVnii IVvenalis Satvrae (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781116041644
ISBN-10: 1116041642
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A Shropshire Lad
2009 - A Shropshire Lad (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781115116428
ISBN-10: 1115116428
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Last Poems
2008 - Last Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443714457
ISBN-10: 1443714453
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Collected Poems of A E Housman
2008 - Collected Poems of a E Housman (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439510087
ISBN-10: 1439510083
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The Works of A E Housman
1999 - The Works of a E Housman [Wordsworth Poetry Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781853264115
ISBN-10: 1853264113
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Collected Poems and Selected Prose
1999 - Collected Poems and Selected Prose [Twentieth Century Classics S.] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140182712
ISBN-10: 0140182713
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Poems of A E Housman
1998 - The Poems of a E Housman [Oxford English Texts] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780198123224
ISBN-10: 0198123221
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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The Name and Nature of Poetry and Other Selected Prose
1990 - The Name and Nature of Poetry and Other Selected Prose (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780941533614
ISBN-10: 0941533611
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Poems of A E Housman
1971 - The Collected Poems of a E Housman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780805005479
ISBN-10: 0805005471
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Confines of Criticism The Cambridge Inaugural 1911
1969 - The Confines of Criticism the Cambridge Inaugural 1911 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780521077187
ISBN-10: 0521077184
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Modern English Writers
1966 - Modern English Writers [The Pageant of Literature] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780323074216
ISBN-10: 0323074219
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A E Housman Selected Prose
1961 - A E Housman Selected Prose (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521091404
ISBN-10: 0521091403
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A E Housman poetry and prose A selection
A E Housman Poetry and Prose a Selection [Hutchinson English texts] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780091087708
ISBN-10: 0091087708
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Shropshire Lad
Shropshire Lad (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780245542336
ISBN-10: 0245542337
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The letters of A E Housman
The Letters of a E Housman (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780246640079
ISBN-10: 0246640073
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A E Housman
A E Housman [Poet to Poet: An Essential Choice of Classic Verse] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571207053
ISBN-10: 0571207057
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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More Poems
More Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781125416952
ISBN-10: 1125416955
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A Shropshire Lad 1896
A Shropshire Lad 1896 [Decadents, Symbolists, Anti-Decadents] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781854771476
ISBN-10: 1854771477
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