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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Birth date: February 27, 1807
Died: December 13, 1901
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Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 3 years ago
I make no secret of being a classic literature junkie, so it's kind of surprising that I never read this epic poem before now. "Evangeline" is the story of the Acadian diaspora, in which the English king ordered certain people out of Nova Scotia and had their farms burned to the ground. Those people...
deborahmarkus7
deborahmarkus7 rated it 4 years ago
If you want to know what this fairly obscure Longfellow novel is about, but don't want to go to all the trouble of reading it, here's a summary:Once upon a time, two teenaged girls were friends. They were maybe sort of kind of in love with each other, but then a hot guy moved to town and they learne...
MarginMan
MarginMan rated it 4 years ago
The fourth, and final, Dover poetry anthology I am reviewing. As with the others, it is an easily portable, inexpensive book. Includes work by 58 poets. Ten were born before 1600, another six in the 17th century, twelve in the 18th century, and two in the 20th century. So 28 were born in the 19th c...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it 5 years ago
This is a prime example of the power of words; that an author could invoke emotions like dread, sadness, anger and terror in the reader (moi) in so few words. A truly fantastic piece of literature.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
I find this among the most amazing works I've ever read--despite that the work is essentially Christian Allegory and I'm an atheist. First and foremost for its structure. Recently I read Moby Dick and though it had powerful passages I found it self-indulgent and bloated and devoutly wished an editor...
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