The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with Bibliographical and Critical Notes: Birds of passage, Flower-de-luce, Book of sonnets, Masque of Pandora and other poems, Kéramos, Ultima Thule and In the harbor
The Song of Hiawatha is based on the legends and stories of many North American Indian tribes, but especially those of the Ojibway Indians of northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. They were collected by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the reknowned historian, pioneer explorer, and geologist. He was superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan from 1836 to 1841. Schoolcraft married Jane, O-bah-bahm-wawa-ge-zhe-go-qua (The Woman of the Sound Which the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky), Johnston. Jane was a daughter of John Johnston, an early Irish fur trader, and O-shau-gus-coday-way-qua (The Woman of the Green Prairie), who was a daughter of Waub-o-jeeg (The White Fisher), who was Chief of the Ojibway tribe at La Pointe, Wisconsin. Jane and her mother are credited with having researched, authenticated, and compiled much of the material Schoolcraft included in his Algic Researches (1839) and a revision published in 1856 as The Myth of Hiawatha. It was this latter revision that Longfellow used as the basis for The Song of Hiawatha.
The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of America's most popular poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (12MB Version 1)
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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Longfellow's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Famous epic poems such as THE SONG OF HIAWATHA and EVANGELINE are fully illustrated with contemporary images * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes Longfellow's novels * Also includes Longfellow's detailed travelogue OUTRE-MER, appearing here for the first time in digital print * Features a bonus biography on the great poet - discover Longfellow's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
The Poetry Collections VOICES OF THE NIGHT JUVENILE AND EARLIER POEMS BALLADS AND OTHER POEMS POEMS ON SLAVERY THE BELFRY OF BRUGES AND OTHER POEMS BIRDS OF PASSAGE SONGS AND SONNETS THE SPANISH STUDENT EVANGELINE: A TALE OF ACADIE THE SEASIDE AND THE FIRESIDE THE SONG OF HIAWATHA THE COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH AND OTHER POEMS TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN FLOWER-DE-LUCE THE MASQUE OF PANDORA AND OTHER POEMS KÉRAMOS AND OTHER POEMS ULTIMA THULE IN THE HARBOR CHRISTUS: A MYSTERY JUDAS MACCAB∆US MICHEL ANGELO: A FRAGMENT FRAGMENTS TRANSLATIONS
The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Novels HYPERION, A ROMANCE KAVANAGH
The Travel Writing OUTRE-MER: A PILGRIMAGE BEYOND THE SEA
The Biography HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW BY THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) was the most popular American poet of his time, and one of the most famous American poets of all time. It has been said that certain of his poems — the long narratives Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha most notably — were once read in every literate home in America. A former teacher who fulfilled his dream to make a living as a poet, Longfellow taught at Bowdoin and Harvard, was eventually honored for his poetry with degrees from Oxford and Cambridge, and is one of the few Americans to have a monument dedicated to his memory in Westminster Abbey. This choice collection of his works, which reflects his mastery of a rich variety of poetic forms and meters, includes one of his best narrative poems, The Courtship of Miles Standish. Here, too, are such famous poems as "The Village Blacksmith," "The Wreck of the Hesperus," "The Children's Hour," "Paul Revere's Ride," and other poems on subjects ranging from lost youth and Giotto's Tower to slavery and the building of a ship. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Paul Revere's Ride."
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