The Poetical Works of Longfellow (1906)

S$97.00

The Poetical Works of Longfellow (1906)

S$97.00

Title: The Poetical Works of Longfellow
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
ISBN: –
Publisher: Henry Frowde, 1906
Condition: Hardcover, full brown leather, prize binding with ornate gilt to spine and marbled edges. Front hinge tender, but binding firm, in good condition. With prize bookplate to front flyleaf.

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Description

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator 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 Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841).

Longfellow wrote predominantly lyric poems, known for their musicality and often presenting stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas.