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POEMS

by Henry Longfellow

Condition: Good/No Jacket


George Philip & Son, 1859. Previous owners inscriptions: Yes. Book Condition: Good. Damage to base of spine. Gold edging to pages. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: 1859. 1st Edition: New and complete edition. Pages: 539 Description: Includes "The Song of Hiawatha." "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 March 24, 1882) was an American educator and 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 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 retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882. Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas." - Wikipedia. . Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket.
  • Bookseller: Hawkmoor Books Ltd GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001632
  • Title: POEMS
  • Author: Henry Longfellow
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: George Philip & Son
  • Date published: 1859
  • Bookseller catalogs: MUSIC;

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