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A Shropshire Lad (Unabridged)

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XA 0047
A Shropshire Lad (Unabridged)
ISBN: 9781843794912
Download Size: 133 Mb
Running Time: 00:57:38
Release Date: January 2011
Originally recorded in 2011
A.E. Housman
Samuel West
Spoken Word

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A Shropshire Lad (Unabridged)
A.E. Housman
Read by Samuel West
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 naïve 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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