Naxos AudioBooks continues its popular 'The Great Poets' series with A Shropshire Lad by A.E.
Housman. Published at the author's own expense in 1896, after rejection from publishers, the collection contains a cycle of 63 poems.
Despite exploring themes of lost love, obsession, pessimism and death, the poems touched English readers and became a bestseller during the Second Boer War and World War I.
The collection, set in a half-imagined pastoral Shropshire, includes the well-known poems When I Was One-and-Twenty, To an Athlete Dying Young and Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
- Publication Date: 30/05/2011
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781843794905