Rupert Chawner Brooke was born on August 3, 1887, the second son of a public schoolmaster. He was educated at Rugby, his father’s school, and in 1906 entered Cambridge, where he soon became prominent in both literary and social spheres. By 1909 he was president of the university’s Fabian socialist society and had graduated in Classics.
In 1909 Brooke began to publish verse, and a collection, Poems, appeared in 1911. By this time he had befriended the editor, civil servant and socialite Edward Marsh, who featured his work in the first two Georgian Poetry collections. Brooke was now one of the Georgian poets and he appeared alongside his friends Abercrombie, Gibson and Drinkwater in the journal New …
Bridges, James. "Rupert Brooke". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 July 2002
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