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Although Robert Frost (1874–1963) wrote poetry throughout his youth and early adult years, his first collection of poems was not published until he was nearly 40 years old. And, ironically, it was not in America that this quintessentially American poet was first published, but in England. In 1912, he settled his family in Buckinghamshire, determining to devote his full life to poetry.
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Overview


Although Robert Frost (1874–1963) wrote poetry throughout his youth and early adult years, his first collection of poems was not published until he was nearly 40 years old. And, ironically, it was not in America that this quintessentially American poet was first published, but in England. In 1912, he settled his family in Buckinghamshire, determining to devote his full life to poetry.
In 1913, Frost published A Boy's Will, his first collection of poems. A series of sharply observed impressions of New England rural life touching upon universal themes, it included such poems as "Into My Own," "Asking for Roses," "Spoils of the Dead," and "Reluctance." A second volume, North of Boston, followed in 1914 and contained several of Frost's finest and best-known works: "Mending Wall," "After Apple-Picking," "The Death of the Hired Man," and others. Both volumes are reprinted here complete and unabridged―a treasury of fine early verse by one of the 20th century's most admired poets.
Unabridged Dover (1991) republication of A Boy's Will, published by Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1915, and the second edition of North of Boston, published by Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1915.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486268668
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1991
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Lee Frost (1874 - 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
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Table of Contents

A Boy's Will
PART I
  Into My Own
  Ghost House
  My November Guest
  Love and a Question
  A Late Walk
  Stars
  Storm Fear
  Wind and Window Flower
  To the Thawing Wind
  A Prayer in Spring
  Flower-Gathering
  Rose Pogonias
  Asking for Roses
  Waiting-AFIELD AT DUSK
  In a Vale
  A Dream Pang
  In Neglect
  The Vantage Point
  Mowing
  Going for Water
PART II
  Revelation
  The Trial by Existence
  In Equal Sacrifice
  The Tuft of Flowers
  Spoils of the Dead
  Pan with Us
  The Demiurge's Laugh
PART III
  Now Close the Windows
  A Line-Storm Song
  October
  My Butterfly
  Reluctance
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  The Pasture
  Mending Wall
  The Death of the Hired Man
  The Mountain
  A Hundred Collars
  Home Burial
  The Black Cottage
  Blueberries
  A Servant to Servants
  After Apple-Picking
  The Code
  The Generations of Men
  The Housekeeper
  The Fear
  The Self-Seeker
  The Wood-Pile
  Good Hours
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