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4.22  ·  Rating details ·  192 ratings  ·  28 reviews
New Hampshire is a volume of poems written by Robert Frost, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. The titular poem is the longest, and it has cross-references to 14 of the following poems. These are the "Notes" in the book title. The "Grace Notes" are the 30 final poems. Contained in this collection are some of Frost's best known works, such as "Fire and Ice", "Nothing ...more
Hardcover, 113 pages
Published 1923 by Henry Holt and Company
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Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lit-american, poetry
Published in 1923, New Hampshire is Frost's fourth published collection. Ten years after his first collection, A Boy's Will, and seven after his previous one, Mountain Interval. The years between that volume and New Hampshire were most of Robert Frost's fifth decade. In 1916 he was made an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard. This may have convinced him that he could really make a career of full-time writing, supplemented by teaching and lecturing; the latter activities were commenced a ...more
Dec 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Dust of Snow
by: Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My introduction to poetry in middle school primarily consisted of a few poems and poets....there was e.e. cummings that I remember, Longfellow for sure, I vaguely remember an introduction to Dickinson and I definitely remember Robert Frost. I think we all had that introduction to Frost by way of The Road not Taken, but I remember reading ahead in our textbook and finding Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. It immediately became my favorite.

The poem spoke to me....I was a kid who liked to wande
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Frost uses rural images and tales to evoke a steady perseverance - neither prude nor puke - in the face of finitude, indifference, and uncertainty.
Preston Stell
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was tempted to give this four stars because I wasn’t crazy about the last 30 pages or so. But the people Frost writes about are so fascinating, it really makes up for the final poems (which really are good...just not the same type of poem).

Think about John Steinbeck setting out with his dog Charley to discover America...but he makes it to New Hampshire and they stay there. They call home to John’s wife and she moves on over.

Frost writes with that kind of depth about these New Hampshire folks.
Grace the Book Queen
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, poetry
May 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
In 1923 Robert Frost published his Selected Poems in the spring followed by this collection in November. The following year he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for it. In addition to the titular poem this collection includes the famous "Fire and Ice", a short poem with resonance from Dante and others.
One of my favorites is "The Onset" that seems an appropriate poem to meditate upon as spring approaches. I think we can see a hint of Dante again in this poem with "the dark woods", and there is als
Nathan Burton
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this poem was a good illistration of even the strongest things can be broken down and nothing lasts forever. The poem talks about nature and how fragile it actually is. Plus it was very short and I needed a book/poem to read real quick.
Matt Ely
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
The difficult matter of reading Robert Frost is reading him, not reading the impression that his legacy creates. Even his name, full of gently homespun hardiness, sets an expectations that resists complication. He is the poet of flannel and barns, crisp fall evenings, snowy woods, and a depopulated, idyllic New England.

Or, at least, that's how we generally choose to read him. In this simplification, he functions nostalgically, a Norman Rockwell of poetry, alluding to the distant past where conf
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mid-year 2018 I received an email ad from Thrift Books that they would be publishing this Pulitzer Prize winning collection of Robert Frost's poetry. I pre-ordered a copy. It was not what I expected. I own a lovely hardback edition of the complete poems of Robert Frost (which I still have not completely finished) but wanted to see the order and selections in this his first prize-winning publication. I am glad I purchased this edition. I was surprised to see it divided into three sections. The fi ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library, poetry
This 1923 collection includes many of Mr Frost’s well known poems, including: “Two Witches,” “Fire And Ice,” “Dust of Snow,” “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” “The Runaway,” “Stopping by the Woods On a Snowy Evening,” “To Earthward,” “Gathering Leaves,” and “Wild Grapes”. But less familiar poems have their moments, too. Mr Frost demonstrates throughout a concern for exact statement through frequent qualifications of the poems’ truths, for direct, even conversational, language, and for humor, perhaps, as ...more
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I remember enjoying what I read of Robert Frost as a kid, but I didn't enjoy much of this. I found it to be a really frustrating and tedious read. There were a few really good poems, especially in the last third of the collection, but it was largely made up of poems that brought me no pleasure or feeling to read.

There were a few poems that made this worth the read, but overall this just wasn't for me. It wouldn't be something I would think to recommend, but I wouldn't talk anyone out of
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I didn't like all of these but loved the last section of the book (Grace Notes section) which included Stopping in the Woods on a Snowy Night.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
His best I think.
Craig Werner
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, american-lit
Frost's fourth book of poetry maintains the consistency established by its immediate predecessor Mountain Interval. It's probably the high water mark for high-school English standards: "Fire and Ice," "Nothing Gold Can Stay," "The Need of Being Versed in Country Things" and the golden oldie "Stopping By Woods" which despite being traduced and trivialized in every imaginable way really is a classic. New Hampshire confirms my sense of Frost as a kind of short story writer in verse; see the title p ...more
Aug 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
I had to find this book this spring after looking up one of my favorite Frost poems, "Nothing Gold Can Stay." New Hampshire has several of his well known poems, but is incredibly difficult to find. As far as I can tell it may have been reissued once, but no one has that in stock.

This edition is from the first set of printings. Mine is the sixth printing, done in 1928. Most copies I have found are for sale for hundreds of dollars. Fortunately I located one copy on for the incredibly r
Mar 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
This 1923 Robert Frost book contains some five star poems such as Fire and Ice, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Dust of Snow, and, one of his most popular poems, Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening. Also in this collection is A Star in a Stone-Boat, a poem that stone wall lovers may wish to bookmark. The remaining works may alternately mystify, disappoint, or please, depending upon individual characteristics of each reader. In sum, it seems quite safe to say that this volume was significant in enrichin ...more
Danielle Parris
Dec 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Personally, I HATE POETRY! In this poem, I felt that Robert Frost was speaking of innocence when addressing the highly coveted and fleeting state of "gold". Nothing new stays new, over time and through experience they lose value. In today's society it is extremely hard to retain innocence. Robert Frost through effective use of metaphors describes the loss of innocence in a very unique and captivating way.
G L Meisner
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
This collection is where Frost starts to write in a very tight fashion. He used large conversation poems almost exclusively before this point and the difference in conveying meaning and feeling in this collection is immense.

Frost's ability to grow and an author shows why he is one of the greatest poets the US has ever produced.
Nov 07, 2008 marked it as to-read
i love the poem Fire and Ice i got it from the front of 'new moon' and thought it fascinating.
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it
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Good gracious, this collection is such a slog to get through, but it also has the highest concentration of the best Frost poems, so it's in the really boring tug of war with itself over how terrible it wants to be. There's nothing to be found here that isn't anthologized endlessly.
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Maple was by far my favorite poem in this collection. I loved the search for identity. I love Frost and his use of place in his poetry.
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This collection contains one of my favorite frost poems, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening."
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful poem
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These poems are some of Frost's finest. I love them.
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hey! I read a poem that wasn't for English class. This is my favorite poem.
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Flinty, moody, plainspoken and deep, Robert Frost was one of America's most popular 20th-century poets. Frost was farming in Derry, New Hampshire when, at the age of 38, he sold the farm, uprooted his family and moved to England, where he devoted himself to his poetry. His first two books of verse, A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), were immediate successes. In 1915 he returned to the ...more
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Throws down in front of us is not to bar
Our passage to our journey's end for good,
But just to ask us who we think we are”
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