The Road Not Taken A Selection of Robert Frost's Poems

Robert Frost; With an Introduction and Commentary by Louis Untermeyer; Illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrave II

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The Road Not Taken offers a far-ranging selection of the best and most-beloved poems of Robert Frost. Perhaps the most widely studied and appreciated (and certainly the most famous) of all modern American poets, Frost crafted a rich, vast, and familiar-yet-new landscape in his verse that each succeeeding generation of readers has come to know and love. "Of U.S. poets, none had lodged poems more surely where they will be hard to get of," as Time has noted. "His lines often have the trenchancy and inevitability of folk sayings."

With Louis Untermeyer's biographical introduction and an ongoing commentary that touches upon each poem presented here, this choice of Frost's work gives context to both the life and work of a titan of American literature. Clearly annotated and carefully arranged, The Road Not Taken is also an ideal introduction to this timeless, vitally important poetry.

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"Frost has bequeathed to his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding."—John F. Kennedy

"Frost was the first American poet who could honestly be reckoned a master-poet by world standards."—Robert Graves

"[Our] most eminent [and] most distinguished . . . Anglo-American poet."—T.S. Eliot

"Frost [is among] the greatest of the American poets of the 20th century."—Randall Jarrell

"No other American poet has so much art or so much subject matter."—Mark Van Doren

"Of all the poetry written in our generation, Frost's is most likely to stand the test of time."—Lewis Gannett

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Robert Frost (1874-1963) is widely regarded as one of America's finest poets. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on four different occasions, and also served as Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress.
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  • Robert Frost; With an Introduction and Commentary by Louis Untermeyer; Illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrave II

  • Robert Frost (1874-1963) is widely regarded as one of America's finest poets. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on four different occasions, and also served as Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress.
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