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Book Title: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Poems|
The size of the: 481 KB
Date of issue: March 1st 2004
ISBN 13: 9780753816493
The author of the book: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Labour with what zeal we will,
Something still remains undone,
Something uncompleted still
Waits the rising of the sun.
--from "Something Left Undone"
From his youthful works to his final, mature poems, the breadth and beauty of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poetry is on display in this wonderful compilation. “A Psalm of Life,” which opens the collection, comes from Longfellow’s very first book, while “L’Envoi” captures the chill feel of oncoming death. Also included are the ever-popular “Evangeline,” “The Song of Hiawatha,” “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” and more.
Read information about the authorHenry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and "Evangeline". He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets.
Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1842). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, though he lived the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts in a former headquarters of George Washington.
Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poetry, known for its musicality, which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.
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