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By Richard Perceval Graves

ISBN-10: 057130947X

ISBN-13: 9780571309474

A. E. Housman, romantic poet and classical student, is best-known because the writer of A Shropshire Lad and the meticulous editor of Manilius, the Latin poet of astronomy.

In this primary complete biography, Richard Perceval Graves convincingly reconciles the 2 it appears conflicting aspects of Housman's character, and reassesses the attractiveness of a guy who was once whatever of a secret even to his closest friends.

'This is sure to develop into the normal life.' John Carey, Sunday Times

'Dispassionate and well-researched.' Philip Larkin, Guardian

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C. Pugh) 4 Edward Housman (courtesy N. V. H. Symons and Mr J. M. C. Pugh) 5 Sarah Jane Housman (courtesy N. V. H. Symons and Mr J. M. C. Pugh) 6 Perry Hall, Bromsgrove (from K. E. Symons, A. E. Housman: Recollections) 7 Alfred and Robert outside Perry Hall (courtesy N. V. H. Symons and Mr J. M. C. Pugh) 8 Sophie Becker (courtesy Gerald Symons) 9 Lucy Agnes Housman (courtesy N. V. H. Symons and Mr J. M. C. Pugh) 10 Fockbury House (Recollections) 11 Alfred Housman (courtesy N. V. H. Symons and Mr J.

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Sarah Jane did not visit Woodchester herself at this time, as she was already six months pregnant with her fifth child, who was born in January 1864 and named Basil in memory of her dead brother. Her sixth child, Laurence, was born in July of the following year; and it was probably in the summer of 1866, when Alfred was seven years old, that Sarah Jane took him with her on a visit to her old home. Woodchester is a charming village of grey stone houses set along the side of Selsley Hill, just at the edge of the Cotswolds, in beautiful unspoilt countryside; and this happy visit first imprinted on Alfred’s mind the close association between Woodchester, his mother, and the Wise family, which was always to be such an important part of his mental landscape, and which was later to draw him back to Woodchester year after year.

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