Adlestrop: An Anthology Inspired by Edward Thomas's Poem

Adlestrop: An Anthology Inspired by Edward Thomas's Poem

By: Anne Harvey (author)Paperback

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Edward Thomas never left the train that stopped briefly at a Cotswold station, Adlestrop, just before World War I, but what he saw resulted in one of the best known and loved English poems, "Adlestrop". Generations of literary pilgrims have visited the village which inspired the poem, while many of today's writers have composed their own tributes to the poet and the place where, after the closure of the station, the nameboard was lovingly retained. This anthology explores Adlestrop's literary, topographical and railway associations. Anne Harvey investigates the origins of the poem: did the train really stop 'unwontedly'; was it an express; and, was Thomas travelling alone. His fascination with the railways began in boyhood and is seen in two of his little-known short stories, "A Third-Class Carriage" and "Death by Misadventure". The book also examines the connection with Jane Austen, who visited her Leigh relatives at Adlestrop Park and Rectory, and there are poems from Peter Porter, Alan Brownjohn, P.J. Kavanagh, Dannie Abse and Brian Patten. A wide selection of illustrations includes facsimiles of Edward Thomas' original manuscript and notebook entries, photographs and fine wood engravings by well-known artists. This engaging anthology will appeal to all who have read and loved this classic poem.

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"Adlestrop", Edward Thomas; "The Imaginative Franchise", John Loveday; train of thought, Anne Harvey; "Do You Remember Adlestrop?", Norman Nicholson; "Actually Adlestrop?", Monica Hoyer; "Not Adlestrop", Michael Horrovitz; "Names", Julian Ennis; Adlestrop - only the name, Anne Harvey; "Applestrop", Douglas Verrall; a literary pilgrim, Anne Harvey; a third-class carriage, Edward Thomas; "Adlestrop", B.S. Beezer; the poem and the place, Sean Street; "Lockerbie", Brian Patten; "Vadstena", Francis Berry; "Good Vibes", Peter Porter; Adlestrop - among the nation's favourites, Anne Harvey; from Adlestrop, Roger Frith; "Not Adlestrop", Dannie Abse; the railway connection, Anne Harvey; "What He Heard", Monica Hoyer; "The Train", Chloe Edwards; back to the railway carriage, John Betjeman; "Single to Adlestrop", Monica Hoyer; the bare platform, Chris Turner; "Adlestrop Revisited", William Cooke; Jane Austen and Adlestrop, Anne Harvey; "Adlestrop", Hardiman Scott; Adlestrop - the cottages and their inmates, Anne Harvey; "To Edward Thomas", Diana Ellis; Adlestrop Park, Anne Harvey; Adlestrop, Ralph Mann; a stroll around Adlestrop, Gordon Ottewell; "Addlestrop Now", Alan Brownjohn; my Adlestrop, Mike Sharpe; "Remembering Adlestrop", Herbert Lomas; farewell to Adlestrop, a Times Correspondent; the search for the other nameboard, Anne Harvey; "This, That and the Other", Carole Satyamurti; "Only the Name", Daniel Jones; death by misadventure, Edward Thomas; "Adlestrop", Simon Rae; off the rails, Peter Tory; "Adlestrop Retrieved" Martin Newell; "Adlestrop Revisited", A.D. Melville; "To Adlestrop", Jim Turner; "Edward Thomas in Heaven", P.J. Kavanagh.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/09/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780750922890
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780750922890
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0750922893

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