1960-2000 A Selection of Ted Hughes' works and Critical Companions
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
In addition to poems by Hughes, this set has a very smart edition of 'Ariel' by his wife Sylvia Plath. 'Ariel' contains forty poems, which was taken from a manuscript by Plath. It was edited by Ted Hughes, who altered Plath's chosen selection and arrangement. He dropped twelve poems and added twelve composed a few months later and altered the poems' ordering. Hughes was assisted by his sister Olwyn, Plath's literary executor for this work.There is also a selection of Shakespeare's verse edited by Ted Hughes. 'A Choice of Shakespeare's Verse' (1991) Selected, with an Introduction by Ted Hughes, First Edition Thus. 'Ariel' by Silvia Plath is dated 1983.
With the following volumes of works by Hughes: 'The Hawk in the Rain' Faber Paper Covered Editions, (1968); 'Lupercal' Faber Paper Covered Editions (1960); 'Selected Poems 1957-1967' (1972). Hughes was one of the best poets of his generation. He held the office of Poet Laureate for fourteen years.
Bibliographical works regarding Hughes to this set include: 'The Laughter of Foxes, A Study of Ted Hughes', by Keith Sagar First Edition (2000); 'Ted Hughes A Critical Study' by Terry Gifford and Neil Roberts (1981); 'Ted Hughes A Bibliography 1946-1980' by Keith Sagar and Stephen Tabor (1983) first edition.
'The Laughter of Foxes', 'A Bibliography' and 'A Critical Study' all have the original unclipped dustwrappers.
Inscription to the front pastedown of 'Ariel', 'Christmas 1984, To Georgina with love from Mum & Dad xx'.
This set is an important introduction into Ted Hughes as the man, the poet, the editor.
In the publisher's original bindings. Externally, all volumes are very smart. A few light marks to the wraps. 'The Laughter of Foxes', 'A Bibliography' and 'A Critical Study' all have the original unclipped dustwrappers. Dustwrappers are in an excellent condition. Inscription to the front pastedown of 'Ariel', 'Christmas 1984, To Georgina with love from Mum & Dad xx'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean.
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