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, which was then a part of Massachusetts. He 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 when her dress caught fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.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. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.
Authorized ed.; translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.; v. 901-903; With index in v. 3.; Each vol. is preceded by two of Longfellow's sonnets on translating the Divina commedia.; Todd & Bowden, Tauchnitz international editions, New York, 1988
translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.; Notes to each canto.
translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.; Contains notes and illustrative matter, in double columns.; Each vol. is preceded by two of Longfellow's sonnets on translating the Divinia commedia.
Illustrations: Charts; by Thomas W. Broadhurst (based on the poem of Longfellow) by arrangement with Miss Alice Longfellow..
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Illustrations: Illustrations; Illustrations: Plates; edited, with a critical memoir, by William Michael Rossetti ; illustrated by Thomas Seccombe.; With red border lines.; Date from prefatory notice (p.xvi).
Illustrations: Illustrations; Edition: 2; 2nd ed.; by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; illustrated with sixty-four engravings on wood, from designs by Jane E. Benham, Birket Foster, etc.; Bogue was active from 86 Fleet Street between 1846 and 1851--cf. Brown.
Illustrations: Illustrations; by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; illustrated with original designs by Birket Foster, engraved by H.N. Woods.; Illustrated half-title.; Printed by Henry Vizetelly.