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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, his life

by Catherine Owens Peare

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Published by Holt in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.,
  • Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.

  • About the Edition

    A biography of the poet whose poems Hiawatha, Miles Standish, The Children"s Hour, Evangeline, and the Village Blacksmith have remained favorites for Americans of all ages.

    Edition Notes

    Statementillustrated by Margaret Ayer.
    ContributionsAyer, Margaret, illus.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2281 .P4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination116 p.
    Number of Pages116
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6135519M
    LC Control Number53008972

    His mother's father, Peleg Wadsworth, had been a general in the Revolutionary War. His own father was a lawyer. The Longfellow home represented the graceful living which was beginning to characterize the age. Henry was the son of Stephen Longfellow and Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow. He was born Febru , in Portland, Maine. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of the "Fireside Poets," wrote lyrical poems about history, mythology, and legend that were popular and widely translated, making him the most famous American of his day.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Febru – Ma ) was an American teacher and of his poems are "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy. He was one of the five Fireside was one of the most influential persons in the culture of the s in the : Febru , Portland, Maine, United States. "A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a poem written in the third person with a theme based around leaving your mark on life. A line suggesting this theme states, "Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal." The speaker of this poem is in the third person. The poem is written to be about we the people, or everyone/5.

    On this day in , year-old Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was devastated by the death of his beloved young wife, Mary. The couple had been traveling in Europe as the poet prepared to begin teaching literature at Harvard. The distraught Longfellow gave vent to his grief, resolving to dedicate himself to a life of "goodness and purity like hers.". America's most popular 19th century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow devoted himself to providing his country with a national mythology, poetic tradition and epic forms. Known and loved by generations of schoolchidlren for its evocative storytelling, his classic is regarded as a .


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Wedged between a cluster of commercial buildings in an otherwise modern quarter of the state’s largest city, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House became a museum in following the death of Henry’s sister Anne Longfellow Pierce, a widow from the age of twenty-three and a resident there for the remainder of her : Nicholas A.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: A Sketch of His Life3/5(1). In Longfellow resigned his Harvard professorship to devote himself to his writing career. A year later he published The Song of Hiawatha, a narrative epic poem on the Native American.

For this work Longfellow drew on Henry Schoolcraft's books on Native Americans. No American writer of the 19th century was more universally 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 25 years. Poems and Other Writings his life book a full-scale literary portrait of America's greatest popular poet/5. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born Februin Portland, Maine, to an established New England family.

His father, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow prominent lawyer, expected his son would follow in his : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the most popular American poet in the 19th century. His notable works included The Song of Hiawatha and ‘Paul Revere’s Ride.’ Longfellow’s poems typically featured sweetness, simplicity, and a romantic vision shaded by melancholy.

Learn more about his life. The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Volume 3; Birds of Passage, Flower-de-Luce, Book of Sonnets, Masque of Pandora and Other Poems, Keramos, Ultima Thule and in the Harbor.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow $ First edition, first printing, of Longfellow's dramatic poem, inscribed in the year of publication: "From the author ," with an accompanying autograph signed letter by Longfellow mounted on card thanking the recipient for sending an article on Bayou Teche, a river in Louisiana where the real-life Acadians who were the subject of Longfellow.

Born on Februin Portland (while Maine was still a part of Massachusetts), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow grew up in the thriving coastal city he remembered in “ My Lost Youth ” () for its wharves and woodlands, the ships and sailors from distant lands who sparked his boyish imagination, and the historical associations of its old fort and an offshore naval battle between.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a major cultural figure and there is a vast amount of information about him, his life, his work, and his family available for study. The information on this website was largely drawn from the following two books: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and His Portland Home, Maine Historical Society, Get this from a library.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, his life. [Catherine Owens Peare; Margaret Ayer] -- A biography of the poet whose poems Hiawatha, Miles Standish, The Children's Hour, Evangeline, and the Village Blacksmith have remained favorites for Americans of all ages.

Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie, is an epic poem by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, published in The poem follows an Acadian girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians.

The idea for the poem came from Longfellow's friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Longfellow retired from teaching in to focus on his writing, though he lived the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington.

Longfellow pre Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and "Evangeline".4/5. In he married Mary Storer Potter of Portland, a former classmate, and soon published his first book, a description of his travels called Outre Mer ("Overseas").

But in Novemberduring a second trip to Europe, Longfellow's life was shaken when his wife died during a miscarriage. Hyperion: A Romance is one of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 's earliest works, published in It is a prose romance which was published alongside his first volume of poems, Voices of the Night.

1 Overview 2 Publication history. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was America's most beloved nineteenth century poet and is an integral part of our culture today. In his best known poems, Longfellow created myths and classic epics from American historical events and materials — Native American oral history ("The Song of Hiawatha"), the diaspora of Acadians (Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie), and the first battle of the Revolutionary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow () Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a commanding figure in the cultural life of nineteenth-century America. Born in Portland, Maine inhe became a national literary figure by the s, and a world-famous personality by the time of his death in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (–) was far more than the old-fashioned and “white-bearded Fireside Poet” of popular memory, writes cultural historian Basbanes (On Paper) in this illuminat.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on Febru in Portland, Maine, United States. His parents were Stephen Longfellow and Zilpah Longfellow. He was the second child of the eight children of the couple. His siblings were, Stephen, Elizabeth, Anne, Alexander, Mary, Ellen, and Samuel.Kavanagh is a novel by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Overview. Longfellow began writing the story in and it was published in Kavanagh is the story of a country romance. Besides a character named Kavanagh, among its characters is a school teacher named Mr. Churchill, who has always planned to write a romance, but whose procrastination never allows him to start, until.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow () was one of the most revered and popular poets of his day, earning almost instant recognition with his early poems both in America and abroad, and remaining beloved throughout his life.