North of Boston

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First edition (publ. David Nutt)

North of Boston is a 1914 poetry collection by Robert Frost. It includes two of his most famous poems, "Mending Wall" and "After Apple-Picking". Most of the poems resemble short dramas or dialogues.It is also called a book of people because most of the poems deal with New England themes and Yankees farmers. Ezra Pound has written a review of this collection in 1914.

North of Boston was published by David Nutt. Following its success, Henry Holt and Company republished Frost's first book, A Boy's Will, in 1915. The New York Times said in a review, "In republishing his first book after his second, Mr. Robert Frost has undertaken the difficult task of competing with himself."[1]

List of poems[edit]

  • "The Pasture" (introductory poem)
  • "Mending Wall"
  • "The Death of the Hired Man"
  • "The Mountain"
  • "A Hundred Collars"
  • "Home Burial"
  • "The Black Cottage"
  • "Blueberries"
  • "A Servant to Servants"
  • "After Apple-Picking"
  • "The Code"
  • "The Generations of Men"
  • "The Housekeeper"
  • "The Fear"
  • "The Self-seeker"
  • "The Wood-pile"
  • "Good Hours"


  1. ^ Staff review (November 21, 1915). A Boy's Will. By Robert Frost (review) New York Times

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