Her Husband: Hughes and Plath – A Marriage, Middlebrook, Diane. Published by Viking, New York, 2003. First Edition. 361pp. Indexed. Illustrated. Copper orange boards with one quarter black cloth spine with copper spine titles. Light crease to free endpaper to title page. Otherwise in unread, mint condition. Unclipped jacket has the lightest of outer shelf wear.
“Ted Hughes married Sylvia Plath in 1956, at the outset of their brilliant careers. Plath’s suicide six and a half years later, for which many held Hughes accountable, changed his life, his closest relationships, his standing in the literary world, and the style and substance of his verse. In this stunning new biography of their marriage, Diane Middlebrook presents a portrait of Hughes as a man, as a poet, and as a husband haunted-and nourished-his entire life by the aftermath of his first marriage.”