This correspondence, which began when Gonne was 22 and Yeats was 23 and ended with his death, includes 373 of her letters but only 30 of his since most of his were destroyed in the Irish Civil War. They are superbly edited, with complete notes identifying people and incidents likely to be unfamiliar to current readers. The introduction and connecting material provide biographical information and explain the circumstances in which the letters were written. Though Gonne was unwilling to marry Yeats, and they often disagreed on Irish politics, she was a significant influence on his poetry. These letters are valuable for their insights into her character, her relationship with Yeats, and Irish history during this period. Highly recommended, particularly for academic libraries.-- Judy Mimken, Saginaw Valley State Univ., Mich.