Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes

Birthday Letters, published in 1998 (ISBN 0-374-52581-1), is a collection of poetry by English poet and children's writer Ted Hughes. Released only months before Hughes's death, the collection won multiple prestigious literary awards. This collection of eighty-eight poems is widely considered to be Hughes's most explicit response to the suicide of his estranged wife Sylvia Plath in 1963, and to their widely discussed, politicized and "explosive" marriage.

The 215th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 25 acclaimed international writers choose 25 of the best books from the last 25 years (Wasafiri Magazine)
  2. - Costa Book Award - Best Novel (Costa Coffee)
  3. - The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Birthday Letters (Faber Poetry) Paperback 4418164 $13.00 $5.19 2002
Birthday Letters. Gedichte. Hardcover 20014252 $69.90 $7.11 1998
Birthday Letters Hardcover 172528 $0.01 $0.01
Birthday Letters. Hardcover 11277755 $64.41 2003
Birthday Letters Paperback 1421732 $19.99 $1.02
Cartas De Cumpleanos/ Birthday Letters (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4748756 $30.53 $95.50 1999
Birthday Letters: Poems Paperback 2516358 $14.88 $3.78 1999
Birthday Letters: Poems Paperback 88876 $6.27 $1.23 1999
Birthday Letters (Du monde entier) (French Edition) Paperback 23728953 $45.08 2002
Birthday Letters Hardcover 2471577 $3.99 $0.01 1998