Elizabeth Madox Roberts
First published in 1930 and shortlisted for the Pulitzer, the winner of Hesperus' "Uncover a Classic" competition is a long-neglected American classic, a romantic saga of young love on the Kentucky trail in colonial America Diony Hall has waited for many years for her betrothed to return to marry her. Trying to fathom the nature of identity and her place in the vast newly created America, Diony spends her time at the family...
This well-received 1922 collection of poems launched Roberts's literary career. Many of the poems charmingly recreate the world of childhood in much the manner of Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. Poems include, "Mumps," "Milking Time," "Big Brother," and "The Pulpit."