Rupert Brooke : Life, Death and Myth, Hardback

Rupert Brooke : Life, Death and Myth Hardback


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, aged just 27.

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, including an account of a previously unknown affair of Brooke's, reveals a more conflicted and troubled individual than the gilded Adonis of English literary myth.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 480 pages, 16pp b&w photos
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
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  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9781781857168



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