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Literay Masterpieces; Franklin Irving Bryant Webster Everett Longfellow Hawthorne Whittier Emerson Holmes Lowell Poe Henry Wirt Johnson Timrod Lanier Tabb (Paperback) Loot Price: R394
Discovery Miles 3 940
Literay Masterpieces; Franklin Irving Bryant Webster Everett Longfellow Hawthorne Whittier Emerson Holmes Lowell Poe Henry Wirt...

Literay Masterpieces; Franklin Irving Bryant Webster Everett Longfellow Hawthorne Whittier Emerson Holmes Lowell Poe Henry Wirt Johnson Timrod Lanier Tabb (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. Henky "wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, February 27, 1807. He was a classmate of Hawthorne at Bowdoin College, graduating there in the class of 1825. He began the study of law in the office of his father, Hon. Stephen Longfellow; but receiving shortly the appointment of professor of modern languages at Bowdoin, he devoted himself after that to literature, and to teaching in connection with literature. Before beginning his work at Bowdoin he increased his qualifications by travel and study in Europe, where he stayed three years. Upon hia return he gave his lectures on modern languages and literature at the college, and wrote occasionally for the North American Review and other periodicals. The first volume which he published was an Essay on the Moral and Devotional Poetry of Spain, accompanied by translations from Spanish verse. This was issued in 1833, but has not been kept in print as a separate work. It appears as a chapter in Outre-Mer, a reflection of his European life and travel, the first of his prose writings. In 1835 he was invited to succeed Mr. George Ticknor as professor of modern languages and literature at Harvard College, and again went to Europe for preparatory study, giving especial attention to Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries. He held his professorship until 1854, but continued to live in Cambridge until his death, March 24, 1882, occupying a house known from a former occupant as the Craigie house, and also as Washington's headquarters, that general having so used it while organizing the army that held Boston in siege at the beginning of the Revolution. Everett, Sparks, and Worcester, the lexicographer, at one time or another lived in this house, and here Longfel...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Books Group
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 114
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-00719-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-00719-7
Barcode: 9781154007190

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