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The Road Not Taken and Other Selected Poems [Kindle Edition]

Robert Frost
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Robert Frost is one of America's most beloved poets. He won four Pulitzer prizes for his poetry and was invited to read his poetry at John F. Kennedy's inauguration. His life was filled with personal tragedy which his poetry often reflected. Collected here are The Road Not Taken, The Death Of The Hired Man, The Mountain, Fire and Ice, The Generations Of Men, The Grindstone, The Witch of Coös, A Brook in the City, Design, House Fear, The Lockless Door, Storm Fear, and Snow Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.

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Selections of Frost's poetry are accompanied by a brief account of his life, a description of the critical reception of his work, and an assessment of his place in American literature.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 373 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1617202657
  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CIQRHV4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,930 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Frost 11 Aug 2013
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I love Robert Frost ! Even after almost 40 years, when I read him for the first time, he is just as fresh!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected delight 26 Feb 2014
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I had never heard of Robert Frost before,not even in my American Literature class at university,and his poetry surprised me greatly. The way he can describe ordinary things with such lyricism.
He's a pleasure to read and the only thing I regret is not having bought his complete works!
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Road Not Taken 26 May 2014
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The irony of this collection is that " The Road Not Taken" could be a metaphor for the other poems. For example the road not taken for Frost was to become a decent poet. Apart from the famous and oft quoted title poem, the rest are either strange, more like short stories with arcane themes in free verse or as in the final very long poem, unreadable. Take out the first poem and you have a dreadful set of amateurish ponderous versifying. Better still cut and paste the first poem, stick it on your fridge, and delete the rest.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My mistake 29 Jan 2014
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I made a mistake in what I was looking for and it is absolutely fine but not what I should have downloaded.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition is only 5 poems, NOT the Untermeyer edition 26 Dec 2010
By Dee NH - Published on Amazon.com
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Beware if you order this Kindle edition. It is NOT the Untermeyer edition as described in the paperback edition description. This Kindle edition contains 5 poems: The Road Not Taken, Birches, An Old Man's Winter Night, A Patch of Old Snow, The Bonfire. The "cover page" of the Kindle edition lists this as a 1916 edition from Henry Holt and Company, New York. I am a new Kindle owner and am discovering that sometimes a link to a Kindle edition is not the same as the paper edition of the book you are looking at on Amazon. At least very true for most of the poetry books I have researched.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Kindle edition has only 5 poems! 9 Feb 2012
By Haengcha - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a new owner of a Kindle. I enthusiastically downloaded many of my favorite poems. Among them was the "Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. Having loved the Robert Frost poems, it was also the first I read only to discover that there were only 5 poems there! I was sorely disappointed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific collection of poetry 17 Oct 2014
By Battleship - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great compilation from a master poet. Frost experimented with many rhyme patterns and wasn't boxed in by any particular style. His poetry is genuine and authentic. He was relatively economical with his words and could make profound points with a minimum of verbiage. His poetry is accessible and any reader can relate with the themes.

Frost wrote beautiful poems about nature. He made ordinary tasks and events seem enchanting. One can vividly picture a man chopping wood on a snowy day or picking apples in the fall. He also wrote interesting character descriptions with compelling dialogue. Frost contemplated life and death issues, especially a focus on the end of the life cycle. He made profound insights in a subtle way. He was not a preachy moralizer. He had a sense of humor and utilized light-hearted wit.

I thoroughly enjoyed the collection of poems. The commentary by Louis Untermeyer was useful in spots. He provided a good amount of background information that helps the reader understand the context of his writing. Some of his comments were a little extraneous and his ideas are interjected in the text a little too much in my opinion. The great master should have been allowed to speak more on his own with less analysis. Still, it is only a minor criticism and the commentary doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the poetry collection in any significant way.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the book 30 Sep 2009
By Alexandria Wisdom - Published on Amazon.com
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If you love poetry, then you love Robert Frost's books, especially this book. Beautifully well written and enjoyable to read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift for the man I love 31 Dec 2013
By FABS Member - Published on Amazon.com
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I have another Robert Frost book with all his works in it, so I knew this would be perfect for a man who doesn't like to read. As I told him, "you only have to read one poem at a time." Those of you who know Robert Frost know how wonderful his works are. If you don't know, this is the perfect book to find out. Enjoy.
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