The Poetical Works of Rupert Brooke
Edited by Geoffrey Keynes with Index of Titles and Index of First Lines. Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War (especially The Soldier). Brooke's accomplished poetry gained many enthusiasts and followers and he was taken up by Edward Marsh who brought him to the attention of Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty. He was commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a temporary Sub-Lieutenant shortly after his 27th birthday and took part in the Royal Naval Division's Antwerp expedition in October 1914. He sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 28 February 1915 but developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. He died at 4:46 pm on 23 April 1915 in a French hospital ship moored in a bay off the island of Skyros in the Aegean on his way to a battle at Gallipoli. As the expeditionary force had orders to depart immediately, he was buried at 11 pm in an olive grove on Skyros, Greece.
- Fourth Impression
- Publisher Faber and Faber, London; 1948
- Brown Full Morocco Leather Covers with Gilt Title and Embossed Portrait to Front Cover, Gilt Page Tops, 208 pp
- Contains Two Monotone Drawing of Rupert Brooke
- Size 205 x 145mm, 450g
Condition: Very Good – No Dust Jacket, No Inscriptions, Very Good Copy