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In May 1913, Rupert Brooke embarked on a year-long expedition of North America, visiting the United States, Canada, and finally the South Seas. He sent his impressions home in a series of letters, written for publication in the Westminster Gazette, describing all his various experiences and reflections: the beauty of arriving by boat at night in New York; the novelties of...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Hesperus Press (first published 1916)
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interesting. i think i rated it so highly because i envisioned myself the receiver of these letters. thus, heart palpitating madly, i was quite pleased with myself.
Really well written and manages to sum up a continent and her people in only a dozen or so letters.
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Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as Chaucer) (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially The Soldier. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which it is alleged prompted the Irish poet William Butler Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England."

Brooke was born at 5...more
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The Collected Poems 1914, and Other Poems Rupert Brooke & Wilfred Owen Selected Poems The War Poets: A Selection of World War I Poetry (a selection of poems from Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon, Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred Owen, all with an active Table of Contents) Poetical Works

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