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A. E. Housman

Richard Perceval Graves
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A. E. Housman, romantic poet and classical scholar, is best-known as the author of A Shropshire Lad and the meticulous editor of Manilius, the Latin poet of astronomy.

In this first full biography, Richard Perceval Graves convincingly reconciles the two apparently conflicting sides of Housman’s personality, and reassesses the reputation of a man who was something of a mystery even to his closest friends.

‘This is bound to become the standard life.’ John Carey, Sunday Times

‘Dispassionate and well-researched.’ Philip Larkin, Guardian

Richard PercevalGraves

.Richard Perceval Graves was born in Brighton in 1945. He studied Modern History at St John’s College, Oxford and after teaching for some years at schools including Harrow and Ellesmere College, he became a full-time writer in 1973.He is the author of several biographies including Lawrence of Arabia and his World (1976), A. E. Housman: The Scholar Poet (1979) and…

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