Synopses & Reviews
North of Boston was the book that cemented Robert Frost's reputation as a leading American poet. First published in 1914, the poetry collection contains some of his most memorable works: the symbolic Mending Wall, the elegiac Death of a Hired Man, and the evocative After Apple-Picking. Frost's medium is the plain speech of rural New England, beautifully worked into meter and rhyme. He subtly touches on themes of mortality, suffering, nature, and communication, drawing inspiration from his own life on a New Hampshire farm. Read these poems and discover for yourself why Frost is one of the most enduring poetic voices of the twentieth century.