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 214th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Costa Book Award - Best Novel (Costa Coffee)
  2. - 25 acclaimed international writers choose 25 of the best books from the last 25 years (Wasafiri Magazine)
  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 (DU MONDE ENTIER) Paperback 21138901 $15.54 2002
Birthday Letters: Poems Paperback 214277 $4.97 $1.55 1999
Birthday Letters Paperback 1421732 $19.99 $1.02
Birthday Letters. Gedichte. Hardcover 15051852 $95.60 $41.22 1998
Birthday Letters: Poems Paperback 1481636 $7.24 $1.97 1999
Birthday Letters Hardcover 172528 $0.01 $0.01
Birthday Letters Hardcover 2471577 $3.99 $0.01 1998
Birthday Letters. Hardcover 11277755 $64.41 2003
Birthday Letters Paperback 1847929 $8.67 $0.30 1999
Cartas De Cumpleanos/ Birthday Letters (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4748756 $30.53 $95.50 1999