Phillis Wheatley

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The girl who was to be named Phillis Wheatley was captured in West Africa in 1761 and taken to Boston by slave traders. She proved to be a precocious child and by the age of eighteen, she had produced a collection of impressive poems. With the 1773 publication of ‘Poems on Various Subjects’, Wheatley became the most famous African on the face of the earth. Today, critics regard her work as fundamental to the genre of African-American literature, and she is honoured as the first African-American woman to publish a book of poetry and the first to make a living from her writing. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Wheatley’s complete works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wheatley’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Wheatley’s life and poetry
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Rare miscellaneous poems printed in magazines
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Wheatley’s letters
* Features a bonus biography — discover Wheatley’s incredible life


The Life and Poetry of Phillis Wheatley
Brief Introduction: Phillis Wheatley
Complete Poetical Works of Phillis Wheatley

The Poems
List of Poems in Chronological Order
List of Poems in Alphabetical Order

The Letters
The Letters of Phillis Wheatley

The Biography
Phillis Wheatley (1918) by Benjamin Brawley


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