Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings (LOA #118)


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings (LOA #118) No American Writer Of The Nineteenth Century Wasuniversally Enjoyed And Admired Than Henry Wadsworth Longfellow His Works Were Extraordinary Bestsellers For Their Era, Achieving Fame Both Here And Abroad Now, For The First Time In Over Twenty Five Years, The Library Of America Offers A Full Scale Literary Portrait Of Americas Greatest Popular Poet.Here Are The Poems That Created An American Mythology Evangeline In The Forest Primeval, Hiawatha By The Shores Of Gitche Gumee, The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere, The Wreck Of The Hesperus, The Village Blacksmith Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree, The Strange Courtship Of Miles Standish, The Maiden Priscilla And The Hesitant John Alden Verses Like A Psalm Of Life And The Childrens Hour, Whose Phrases And Characters Have Become Part Of The Culture Here As Well, Along With The Public Antislavery Poems, Are The Sparer, Darker Lyrics The Fire Of Drift Wood, Mezzo Cammin, Snow Flakes, And Many Othersthat Show Aaustere Aspect Of Longfellows Poetic Gift.Erudite And Fluent In Many Languages, Longfellow Was Endlessly Fascinated With The Byways Of History And The Curiosities Of Legend As A Verse Storyteller He Had No Peer, Whether In The Great Book Length Narratives Such As Evangelineand The Song Of Hiawatha Both Included In Full Or The Stories Collected In Tales Of A Wayside Inn Reprinted Here In A Generous Selection His Many Poems On Literary Themes, Such As His Moving Homages To Dante And Chaucer, His Verse Translations From Lope De Vega, Heinrich Heine, And Michelangelo, And His Ambitious Verse Dramas, Notably The New England Tragedies Also Complete , Are Remarkable In Their Range And Ambition.As A Special Feature, This Volume Restores To Print Longfellows Novel Kavanagh, A Study Of Small Town Life And Literary Ambition That Was Praised By Emerson As An Important Contribution To The Development Of American Fiction A Selection Of Essays Rounds Out Of The Volume And Provides Testimony Of Longfellows Concern With Creating An American National Literature.LIBRARY OF AMERICAis An Independent Nonprofit Cultural Organization Founded In 1979 To Preserve Our Nations Literary Heritage By Publishing, And Keeping Permanently In Print, Americas Best And Most Significant Writing The Library Of America Series Includesthan 300 Volumes To Date, Authoritative Editions That Average 1,000 Pages In Length, Feature Cloth Covers, Sewn Bindings, And Ribbon Markers, And Are Printed On Premium Acid Free Paper That Will Last For Centuries.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 1882 Was The Most Popular And Admired American Poet Of The Nineteenth Century.J D McClatchy 19452018 , Volume Editor, Was The Author Of Many Books Of Poetry And Essays, Including Plundered Hearts New And Selected Poems 2014 , And The Editor Of Nine Library Of America Publications He Wrote The Libretto For Ned Rorems Operatic Version Of Our Town, Taught At Yale University, And Served As Editor Of The Yale Review.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings (LOA #118)

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