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By Richard Perceval Graves

A. E. Housman, romantic poet and classical pupil, 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 popularity of a guy who used to be whatever of a secret even to his closest friends.

'This is sure to turn into the traditional life.' John Carey, Sunday Times

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

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I also thank the following for supplying me with original material or for corresponding with me on some aspect of my book: the Hon. Sir Steven Runciman, Dr R. Salisbury Woods, H. Montgomery Hyde, the Rev. Geoffrey T. Carlisle, R. M. Simkins, G. Robertson, A. G. McL. Pearce Higgins, E. G. Bothroyd, J. Hunt, and E. Dalby. I have also had useful conversations with, among others, the late A. S. F. Gow, the late Professor A. V. Hill, Mrs Phyllis Symons, Professor Sandbach, A. Prior, Dr E. P. Cadbury, Mrs David Oilier, and the Rev.

Carlisle, R. M. Simkins, G. Robertson, A. G. McL. Pearce Higgins, E. G. Bothroyd, J. Hunt, and E. Dalby. I have also had useful conversations with, among others, the late A. S. F. Gow, the late Professor A. V. Hill, Mrs Phyllis Symons, Professor Sandbach, A. Prior, Dr E. P. Cadbury, Mrs David Oilier, and the Rev. A. Butler. I owe a considerable debt of gratitude to librarians and other owners or custodians of manuscript documents who have allowed me to study material from their collections; to the owners of copyright, and the rights and permissions managers of publishers who have given me the permissions which I asked for; and to others who have smoothed my path.

E. Housman The Scholar-Poet To my dear parents John Tiarks Ranke Graves and Mary Graves and to all members of the Society of St John’s College, Oxford this book is affectionately and respectfully dedicated Possess, as I possessed a season, The countries I resign, Where over elmy plains the highway Would mount the hills and shine, And full of shade the pillared forest Would murmur and be mine. A. E. Housman, Last Poems, 40 I do not mind how many biographies of him are brought out, so that they are accurate and kindly.

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