T.S. Eliot Letters to Reveal True Nature of the Shy Poet

T.S. Eliot Letters to Reveal True Nature of the Shy Poet

It was a chilly February evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts the second time Tom met Emily at his cousin’s house in 1913. He was 24, she was 21. It was a party. They were putting on scenes from Jane Austen’s Emma. Emily was playing Mrs. Elton and Tom was playing Mr. Woodhouse. Off stage, Tom was absolutely smitten with her. He knew he was Oxford-bound so he proposed. She hesitated. He ended up marrying the infamous Vivian Haighwood instead and didn’t see Emily Hale for another twelve years. In 1957 he remarried Valerie Fletcher. In between all these years marks a …