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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was perhaps the most admired American writer of the 19th century, and his works were extraordinary bestsellers at home and abroad. Longfellow's immense popularity helped raise the status of poetry in America, and some of his works -- "Hiawatha," "The Wreck of the Hesperus," "Evangeline," "The Courtship of Miles Standish," and "Paul Revere's Ride" ...more
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Published July 7th 2012 by Large Print Press (first published 1879)
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Angelique
This volume of selected poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a true delight to read. The shorter poems in the beginning of this book already blew me away with their beautiful language, and I found many poems that I want to memorize. The excerpts from The Song of Hiawatha were strange at best, but with Evangeline Longfellow won my heart. The Courtship of Miles Standish with its witty and funny tone was a nice closure for this volume. The longer poems gave women a voice and showed their intelli ...more
Jenn
Nov 10, 2013 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume of poetry was an enjoyable and inspirational read. While there are many controversies surrounding Longfellow's style and motivations, it cannot be denied that his work is wonderful and crafted well.

I could not locate my favorite compilation of his work on good reads. The antique books I collect are sometimes a challenge to locate and share, but here is the information.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Selected Poems Copyright 1967 By the Peter Pauper Press of Mount Vernon, New York. Edited
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Anna
Jun 04, 2016 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
'The Rainy Day' is my favourite poem from this book. So true and well written.
Dusty Rowland
Jul 04, 2015 Dusty Rowland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome! Some good reading here.
Steve
Jun 11, 2015 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Longfellow is a pleasure, especially aloud.
Jeremy
Jun 12, 2012 Jeremy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature, poetry
Nice to "get back into" Longfellow. I taught only a few of his poems, and that was several years ago. I remember starting "Evangeline" and really enjoying the beauty of the language; don't remember if I ever finished it. See more here: http://www.themundanemuse.blogspot.co...
Zcrowley50
I enjoyed Evangeline, and the rest was fine but that was it, just fine. I expected more.

Longfellow seems more a recorder, an historian, than an artist. Everything carefully sculpted and fit into its mold. Certainly has his place, though.



Jeffrey
Oct 08, 2008 Jeffrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Hey, it's Wadsworth. Can I add to the millions of words already said about the man. Think not. Won't not. Don't not.
Zepp
Jun 05, 2008 Zepp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The good ones are real good ones. Evangeline is thrill.
There are others, though.
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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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