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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American Writers 35

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American Writers 35: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1964
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American Writers 35
    Book Description:

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was first published in 1964. This pamphlet series has been hailed by critics, teachers, and librarians as an ideals means of introducing both students and general readers to American writers of all periods. Choice has commented: “For the small library this series offers at small cost introuctions by reputable critics o dozens of significant authors, and the larger the library the greater the number of undergraduate students looking for a place to start on some writer.” The New York Times Book Review has called the pamphlets “extraordinarily good,” pointing out that “they are just long enough (48 pages) to permit a real survey of an author’s work and short enough to attract the casual reader, the anxiety-ridden student, and the professor desperate for the straight word on an unfamiliar writer.”

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5199-3
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Henry Wadsworth Long fellow
    (pp. 5-45)

    The span of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s life, from 1807 to 1882, arched over the transforming years between two American worlds. The New England of his birth was agricultural and mercantile in its economy, anchored to seaports, rivers, and farms, provincial but refined in its culture, engaged in reconciling inherited, semi-aristocratic values with the ideals of a circumscribed but dynamic republicanism; the New England of his death was shaped by post-Civil War industrialism, with its noisy railroads, smoky cities and grim mill towns, emerging class conflicts, and crumbling pieties. Of the nature of this transformation, and its real import, Longfellow was,...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)