Rupert Brooke, 1914 and other poems

Book/Poem/Drawing

Description

English

1914 & Other Poems was published shortly after Rupert Brooke died of blood poisoning on his way to the Dardanelles in Turkey. His five war sonnets caught the spirit of the times with a country yet to feel the full impact of the devastation that war would bring. Brooke’s sonnet ‘The Soldier’ is one of the most famous war poems ever written. This collection of poetry outsold most others of the time, reaching an incredible 24th reprint by 1918. Brooke was once described as ‘the handsomest young man in England’ by the poet W B Yeats. This, together with his tragic death and idealistic poems, was to raise Brooke to an almost mythical heroic status.

Full title
'1914 & Other Poems' by Rupert Brooke
Published
1915
Created
1915
Format
Book / Poem / Drawing
Creator
Rupert Brooke
Held by
British Library
Copyright: © 
The Rupert Brooke estate
Usage Terms
Some rights reserved
Shelfmark
011649.h.19

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