Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1890, aged 16, he began work in the statistics department of the London office of Anglo-American Oil. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet of the Georgian period with volumes like The Listeners (1912), Peacock Pie (1913), Motley (1918) and The Veil (1921). This selection combines poems written for adults and children, the latter of which W. H. Auden commends as unrivalled in their 'revelation of the wonders of the English language...'
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 172 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 11 mm
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