Selected Poems by Henry Wadsworth LongfellowSelected Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Selected Poems

byHenry Wadsworth LongfellowIntroduction byLawrence Buell

Paperback | January 1, 1988

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Longfellow was the most popular poet of his day. This selection includes generous samplings from his longer works—Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Hiawatha—as well as his shorter lyrics and less familiar narrative poems.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the most popular and admired American poet of the nineteenth century. Born in Portland, Maine, and educated at Bowdoin College, Longfellow’s ambition was always to become a writer; but until mid-life his first profession was the teaching rather than the production of literature, at his alma ma...
Title:Selected PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.74 × 5.05 × 0.9 inPublished:January 1, 1988Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140390642

ISBN - 13:9780140390643

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Although the entire literary culture of the 19th century is indebted to his influence, there has been a recent tendency to downplay Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s talent and contribution to verse. This Penguin Classic provides a generous sampling of Longfellow’s work so that modern readers can judge for themselves the depth of his insight and the characteristic versatility of his style. Selected Poems includes “Evangeline” and “The Courtship of Miles Standish” among many others.