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Poems (original 1967; edition 1882)

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1967)

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Songs of Memory and Other Lyrics:

Simon Danz has come home again,
   From cruising about with his buccaneers;
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    Selected by Edmund Fuller


The poems in this volume represent the best and most characteristic of Longfellow's work. Here are many of the lyrics and narrative tales that have entered int American mythology carrying lines as dear to us as our own history, Included as well are lesser-known verse, poems that reveal Longfellow as a social critic, an unexcelled craftsman, and a dramatist.

These selections remind us hat the critical pendulum has once more begun to swing in Longfellow's favor. Extravagantly loved i his lifetime, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wove into his poetry the confidence, sentiment, and simple moral fervor of his era.

As the country's feelings changed in the early part of this century, so did it's attitude toward his poetry. Today, as Edmund Fuller points out in the introduction, there is a more balanced appraisal of his writing, an appraisal which regards Longfellow as a gentle and temperate poet who loved, and celebrated, the best in man and in life.
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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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When Henry Wadsworth Longfellow died on March 24, 1882, at the age of seventy-five, he was the most celebrated poet in the English-speaking world, Not only was he America's first professional poet, but, after his death, he was the first American to have his bust placed in the Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey in London, England. Longfellow was an unsurpassed master in his use of musical language. Few poets could match his sonorous and rhythmically sensual use of words. His poetry is rarely abstract, and the vivid, descriptive imagery and the narrative form of verse he favored make it pleasing to read and follow. His subject matter touched on American life and its verities, be it legendary heroism as in "Paul Revere's Ride" or in the honest, upright, and hardworking man of "The Village Blacksmith." This collection brings together Longfellow's best and most famous poems, providing a complete overview of his versatile and multifaceted genius. All the classic Longfellow selections, including "A Psalm of Life," "The Children's Hour," and "The Day is Done," are here, as well as lesser-known but equally worthy poems, like "The Cross of Snow," a sonnet written in memory of his second wife, who died tragically in a fire. Also included, in their entirety, are two long narrative masterpieces, Evangeline and The Courtship of Miles Standish. This book features a deluxe cover, ribbon marker, top stain, and decorative endpapers with a nameplate.… (more)

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