Hard Not To Be King.

"How hard it is to keep from being King when it's in you and in the situation": First edition of Robert Frost's Hard Not to be King; one of 300 numbered copies signed by him

Hard Not To Be King.

FROST, Robert.

Item Number: 137156

New York: House of Books, Ltd, 1951.

First edition and signed limited edition of Robert Frost’s poem on the inevitability of destiny and essential nature. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. One of three hundred numbered copies signed by the author, this is number 244. Near fine in the rare original tissue dust jacket.

American poet Robert Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime and is the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution" and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech, Frost frequently wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes.

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