Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807 - 1882)

Genre: Poetry

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.

Selected Bibliography

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)

Selected Resources

Books about Longfellow

  • Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life, by Charles C. Calhoun. (Beacon Press, 2004).

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