Rupert Brooke by Nigel Jones
$54.99
BUY IT NOW
Loyalty Reward Rebate
  1. $2.75*
  2. $3.85*
  3. $5.50*
  4. $5.50*
  * Rebate calculated before redemption of credit. See Terms for more information.
ISBN
9781781857168
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
480
Dimensions
145 x 228mm
Out Of Print

Other Titles by Nigel Jones

Description
Information
Paragon of youthful beauty, romantic symbol of a lost England, and precociously gifted poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke died in a hospital ship off the Aegean island of Skyros in April 1915. The 27-year-old author of the patriotic sonnet 'The Soldier' was buried in a grave strewn with olive branches and scented with sage. All England mourned his passing.

But behind the glow of myth lies a darker reality. At the height of his promise a disappointment in love triggered a mental and physical collapse that brought his inner complexities to the surface. Letters reveal a man who was sexually ambivalent, misogynistic, anti-Semitic - and sometimes alarmingly unstable.

This revised edition of Nigel Jones's admired biography, with a new chapter on a previously unknown affair of Brooke's, reveals a more conflicted and troubled individual than the gilded Adonis of English literary myth.
ISBN:
9781781857168
Publication Date:
01 / 01 / 2015
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
145 x 228mm

You might also like