A Shropshire Lad

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: A. E. Housman

Narrated By: Samuel West

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: June 2011

Duration: 1 hours 5 minutes


In A Shropshire Lad, A.E. Housman recreates a nostalgic world of lost love, lost youth, thwarted friendships, unfaithful girls, male bonding, untimely death and the uncertain glories of being a soldier. The poems deal with the exuberance of youth 'its aspirations and disappointments, its na've certainties and tragic mistakes. Though written in 1895, it struck a chord with the generation of young men who fought in World War I. It was said that every 'Tommy' had a copy in his knapsack. It has never been out of print.

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