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Edward Thomas
Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas

A Mirror of England

Edited by Eliane Wilson, Illustrated by Frederick Marnes


160 Pages, 7 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $25.00 (US $25.00) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: January 1985

ISBN 9780856830822

Rights: US & CA

Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers (Jan 1985)

Price: $25.00


When Edward Thomas was killed in the battle of Arras in 1917, he was mourned as an essayist, biographer, and as one of the foremost critics of his time. His talent for poetry was known only to close friends. Of the 144 poems he had written during the last two and a half years of his life, he was to see only a dozen in print. The discovery of his talent for poetry, sparked by his friendship with Robert Frost, was a turning point in his life.


“The poems have been chosen to illuminate the personality of the poet. This is a book to be treasured.” —Books and Bookmen

“Must be one of the most attractive presentations of Hardy's best-loved poems that has ever been.” —This England

“The poems are inscribed by Frederick Marns, whose beautiful calligraphy and delicate illustrations give the book its unique character.” —Thomas Hardy Annual