Title: Collected Animal Poems 4 books: The Iron Wolf, What is the Truth? A March Calf, The Thought-Fox Author: Ted Hughes Published: 1995. Publisher: Faber & Faber First edition/first impression all books have full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2. UK; 4 hardbacks with dust wrappers (none clipped), all housed in pictorial cardboard slipcase; The Iron Wolf is flat-signed by the author on the half-title page. All books, dust wrappers & slipcase between Near Fine & Fine: little bit of bumping to slipcase corners, v minor shelwear to book dust wrappers. Four volumes of Hughes animal poems for both children and adults which Ted Hughes arranged himself in a sequence of increasing complexity, and which Faber & Faber published as a slipcased box-set (with Volume 1, The Iron Wolf , signed by Hughes) in 1995. The Iron Wolf (with poems taken from Under the North Star, The Cat and the Cuckoo and from Hughes uncollected writings for children) is for the youngest readers; What is the Truth? (a new edition of Hughes; 1984 collection for children) is for slightly older young readers; A March Calf (with poems from Season Songs , Moortown Diary , Flowers and Insects , Elmet , River and The Hawk in the Rain) takes the reader into the realms of Hughes adult poetry; and The Thought-Fox (with poems from The Hawk in the Rain , Wodwo , Wolfwatching , Lupercal , River , and Adam and the Sacred Nine) collects Hughes best adult poetry about animals.
The first volume is illustrated by Chris Riddell, and the second by Lisa Flather, and the drawing of the rabbit on front cover of the slipcase is also by Lisa Flather. Ted Hughes was born in Yorkshire in 1930.
His first book, The Hawk in the Rain , was published in 1957 by Faber and Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
He died in the same year. Any questions, please dont hesitate to ask, and p.
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- Year Printed: 1995
- Fiction Subject: Poetry, Theatre & Scripts
- Binding: Hardback
- Author: Ted Hughes
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition