Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Rupert Brooke entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 24 May 2018.
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Rupert Brooke, one of the leading voices in the early twentieth-century Georgian movement in poetry, is remembered primarily as a war poet, although he died before the First World War was a year old.
3 August 1887 RB, poet, was born at Rugby in Warwickshire, the middle one in a family of three sons. Bibliographic Citation link.
23 April 1915 The poet and wartime naval officer RB died at sea near the Greek island of Skyros or Scyros, probably from septicaemia caused by a mosquito bite. Bibliographic Citation link.
1915 In the year of RB's death a sequence of publications gained him tremendous, immediate posthumous fame: 1914 and Other Poems, followed by The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke published in New York, and his only play, Lithuania. Bibliographic Citation link.
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