Born in what was then still considered the American West, educated in the Ivy Halls of the Northeast, and repatriated as an English subject in 1927, Thomas Stearns Eliot today stands as one of the most important figures in the whole history of English literature. His signature works include poetry (The Waste Land, Four Quartets, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"), drama (Murder in the Cathedral, The Cocktail Party) and criticism (The Sacred Wood). Eliot received the Nobel Prize in 1948 in recognition for his nearly four decades of achievement. This biography walks you through the life and times of one of the greatest poets of the modern age.