A Shropshire lad

0 Ungluers have Faved this Work
This magical and poignant evocation of coming of age in the countryside describes lovers in secluded lanes, cricket and church bells, cherry trees hung with snow and woods full of bluebells. Yet in A Shropshire Lad the fields and hills are also places of loss and sorrow, where men die young or are sent far away to fight in foreign wars. Aching with longing for a vanished world, these exquisite verses are a meditation on the fleeting nature of love, youth and happiness. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to mans relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).

This book is included in Project Gutenberg.

Why read this book? Have your say.

You must be logged in to comment.

Rights Information

Are you the author or publisher of this work? If so, you can claim it as yours by registering as an rights holder.


This work has been downloaded 752 times via ebook links.
  1. 51 - mobi (0.2) (PD-US) at Github.
  2. 48 - pdf (0.2) (PD-US) at Github.
  3. 52 - epub (0.2) (PD-US) at Github.
  4. 67 - pdf (0.2) (PD-US) at Github.
  5. 68 - epub (0.2) (PD-US) at Github.
  6. 66 - mobi (0.2) (PD-US) at Github.
  7. 82 - mobi (0.1) (PD-US) at Github.
  8. 85 - pdf (0.1) (PD-US) at Github.
  9. 81 - epub (0.1) (PD-US) at Github.
  10. 152 - epub (PD-US) at Project Gutenberg.


  • Accessible book
  • Children's literature, English
  • English poetry
  • GITenberg
  • In library
  • Literature
  • Poems
  • Poetry
  • PR
  • Protected DAISY
  • Shropshire (England) -- Poetry




edition cover
edition cover
edition cover
edition cover
edition cover
edition cover
edition cover
edition cover
edition cover
edition cover
edition cover


Copy/paste this into your site: