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  • Published: 23 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143107392
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $26.99

The Road Not Taken and Other Poems (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


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The Road Not Taken and Other Poems presents Frost's best-loved poem along with other works from his brilliant early years, including such poems as After Apple-Picking, The Oven Bird, and Mending Wall.

For one hundred years, Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken has enchanted and challenged readers with its deceptively simple premise—a person reaches a fork in the road, facing a choice full of doubt and possibility.The Road Not Taken and Other Poems presents Frost's best-loved poem along with other works from his brilliant early years, including such poems as After Apple-Picking, The Oven Bird, and Mending Wall. Award-winning poet and critic David Orr's introduction discusses why Frost remains so central (if often misunderstood) in American culture and how the beautiful intricacy of his poetry keeps inviting generation after generation to search for meaning in his work.

  • Pub date: 23 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143107392
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Robert Frost

Robert Frost was born in San Francisco in 1874. After the death of his father he moved with his mother and sister to Massachusetts. His first collection, A Boy's Will, was published in 1913. In 1924 he won the first of four Pulitzer Prizes for his fourth book, New Hampshire. In the 1930s, as he became ever more revered, he suffered a series of family tragedies: his youngest child Marjorie died in 1934, his wife Elinor in 1938, and his son Carol in 1940. Another daughter, Irma, suffered from mental illness. Frost's last major collection, A Witness Tree (1942), contains a number of poems reflecting these disasters. In 1957 Robert Frost received honorary degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He died in January 1963.

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