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Born in March 26, 1859 / Died in April 30, 1936 / United Kingdom / English


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  • A Shropshire Lad, Kegan Paul, 1896, J. Lane, 1900, reprinted, with notes and biography by Carl J. Weber, Greenwood Press, 1980.
  • Last Poems, Holt, 1922.
  • More Poems, edited by brother, Laurence Housman, Knopf, 1936.
  • The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman, J. Cape, 1939, Holt, 1940, revised edition published as Collected Poems, Penguin Books, 1956, Holt, 1965.
  • Manuscript Poems: Eight Hundred Lines of Hitherto Uncollected Verse from the Author's Notebooks, edited by Tom Burns Haber, University of Minnesota Press, 1955 (published in England as The Manuscript Poems of A. E. Housman: Eight Hundred Lines of Hitherto Uncollected Verse from the Author's Notebooks, Oxford University Press, 1955 ).
  • Complete Poems: Centennial Edition, introduction by Basil Davenport, commentary by Tom Burns Haber, Holt, 1959.
  • The Poems of A.E. Housman, edited by Archie Burnett, Clarendon, 1997.


  • 1903-30 (With others) M. Manilii Astronomica, five volumes, Grant Richards, published as Astronomicon, Georg Olms, 1972.
  • D. Junii Juvenalis Saturae, Grant Richards, 1905, revised edition, Cambridge University Press, 1931, published as Saturae, Greenwood Press, 1969.
  • M. Annaei Lucani Belli civilis libri decem, Basil Blackwell, 1926, Harvard University Press, 1950.


  • Introductory Lecture, Delivered Before the Faculties of Arts and Laws and of Science in University College, London, October 3, 1892, Cambridge University Press, 1892, Macmillan, 1937.
  • The Name and Nature of Poetry, Macmillan, 1933.
  • The Confines of Criticism: The Cambridge Inaugural, 1911, notes by John Carter, Cambridge University Press, 1969.


  • Thirty Housman Letters to Witter Bynner, edited by Tom Burns Haber, Knopf, 1957.
  • A. E. Housman to Joseph Ishill: Five Unpublished Letters, edited by William White, Oriole Press, 1959.
  • The Letters of A. E. Housman, edited by Henry Maas, Harvard University Press, 1971.
  • Sir James G. Frazer and A. E. Housman: A Relationship in Letters, Duke University Press, 1974.
  • Fifteen Letters to Walter Ashburner, introduction and notes by Alan S. Bell, Tragara Press, c. 1976.


  • A Centennial Memento, commentary by William White, Oriole Press, 1959.
  • A. E. Housman: Selected Prose, edited by John Carter, Cambridge University Press, 1961.
  • Poetry and Prose: A Selection, edited by F. C. Horwood, Hutchinson, 1971.
  • The Classical Papers of A. E. Housman, three volumes, collected and edited by J. Diggle and F. R. D. Goodyear, Cambridge University Press, 1972.
  • A. E. Housman: Collected Poems and Selected Prose, edited by Christopher Ricks, Allen Lane, 1988.


  • A Morning with the Royal Family, prefatory note by Laurence Housman, Cape (London, England), 1955.

Cofounder, with A. W. Pollard, of undergraduate periodical Ye Rounde Table. Contributor to scholarly journals, including Classical Review and Journal of Philology; contributor, under pseudonym Tristram, to Ye Rounde Table.