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The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduct ...more
Hardcover, 704 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1859)
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Belonged to my great grandfather, inscribed 'Jan Ist 1898'.
Needs restoration repairs. ;(
DJ Seifert
I was prompted to get this old, rare book out in an effort to rad a few lines mentioned in some recent reading, viz. "Birds of Passage." I have not actually read the entire collection, but I am glad to have this piece of history. However, I do not altogether like Longfellow as he is one of the American school-room poets who represents the ideas and aspirations of a young nation, yet he was a masterful storytelling.

I have laid down the book again and may pick up when prompted.
Hank Drews
The flavor of poetry in the Victorian Era was sweet and rythmic but long and somber. I thoroughly enjoyed again favoites such as the Children's Hour and the Village Blacksmith. I was surprrised by the epic length of Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline; amused and intriged by The Skeleton in Armor and The Wreck of the Hesperus. Shorter works served to give me an appreciation of a seasoned, kinder, gentler time.
Lisa Asanuma
Sep 13, 2009 Lisa Asanuma is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
My copy is from 1899. It's probably the most beautiful book that I own, and I've had it for almost eight and a half years, so it's a bit shameful I haven't read through it yet. I love Longfellow, though. He's probably the most underrated poet of the 19th century.
I thoroughly enjoy Longfellow's poems. While visiting a friend in Maine over Spring Break in college one year, I was able to go and visit the lighthouse he often went to write. (I have a picture there too.)
My copy is called the "Household Edition with Illustrations." It was published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York
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Henry 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 prof
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