Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807 - 1882)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is possibly America's best-loved poet. He was born in Portland, attended Bowdoin College (1822-1825) and became the first professor of modern languages there from 1829-1835. He went on to teach at Harvard from 1836-1854.
His family home, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland ME, is a museum run by the Maine Historical Society and is open to the public.
Books by Longfellow
- Outre-Mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea, (1833)
- Voices of the Night, (1839)
- Ballads and Other Poems, (1842)
- Evangeline, (1847)
- The Song of Hiawatha, (1855)
- The Courtship of Miles Standish, (1858)
- Paul Revere's Ride, (1860)
- The Children's Hour, (1860)
- The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems
- The Seaside and the Fireside
- Tales of a Wayside Inn, (1863/1872/1873)
Books about Longfellow
- Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life, by Charles C. Calhoun. (Beacon Press, 2004).