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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in 1807 in Portland Maine (then part of Massachusetts) into a privileged background. Studious, he worked hard and grew to love languages as well as poetry from an early age. He travelled extensively in Europe for 3 years, immersing himself in various languages, and became much influenced by its poets. From there he returned to the US and eventually to teach at Harvard. His first major publication of poetry was in 1839. Today he is rightly known as an icon of American Poetry with classics such as "Paul Revere's Ride" and "The Song of Hiawatha". In this collection we bring you further examples of his great talents that read undimmed to this very day....read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    A collection to celebrate Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 200th birthday, on 27th February,...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    January - the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar ushers in the New Year. The cold and bleak landscape of winter however provides a rich background for our esteemed poets such as Byron, Longfellow, Cowper and Bronte to offer us their reflections and counterpoints. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; January - An Introduction; January 1 1828 By Nathaniel Parker Willis; Written January The 1st, 1792 By Janet Little; Written January 1st 1832 By Henry Alford; Promises That Fail Their Makers Lips By Daniel Sheehan; The Old Year By John Clare; At The Entering Of The New Year By Thomas Hardy; Written During An Aurora Borealis January 7th...read more

  • John Milton

    May - the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and popular for May day and Workers Rights celebrations. For our poets including Milton, Hopkins, Von Goethe, Wordsworth and Longfellow much else is on their minds and its, of course, its beautifully put. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; May - An Introduction; Ode Composed On A May Morning By William Wordsworth; Song On May Morning By John Milton; A Light Exists In Spring By Emily Dickinson; May 1917 By John Jay Thompson; May 1918 By John Jay Chapman; May By Sara Teasdale; In May By William Henry Davies; May Magnificat By Gerald Manley Hopkins; A Calendar Of Sonnets - May By Helen Hunt...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie, is an epic poem by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, published in 1847. The poem follows an Acadian girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians. The idea for the poem came from Longfellow's friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Longfellow used dactylic hexameter, imitated from Greek and Latin classics, though the choice was criticized. It was published in 1847 and became Longfellow's most famous work in his lifetime. It remains one of his most popular and enduring works. The poem had a powerful effect in defining both Acadian history and identity in the nineteenth and twentieth century....read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Miles Standish and Priscilla Mullins immigrate to America, where they meet a scholar and poet named John Alden. The two men become good friends, but they also both fall in love with Priscilla and a love triangle develops between the three of them. Miles Standish is a soldier, athletic and muscular, whilst John Alden is his complete opposite. Alden struggles, wondering whether he should listen to his heart and chose love over friendship. On the other hand, Standish has lost his wife and looks forward to proposing to Priscilla Mullins. Why did Miles and Priscilla immigrate to America? Did they know each other in advance? What will the two men do to win Priscilla's heart? Who will succeed?...read more

  • Robert Browning

    Old poems of exciting events for the children in all of us. Paul Revere's exciting midnight ride to warn all the neighbors in the countryside that the British were coming ... one light if by land and two if by sea. And The Pied Piper of Hamelin...got rid of the pesty hated rats, but when the villagers refused to pay for his services, the Pied Piper took matters into his own hands...and the villagers paid a very dear price, indeed, in the end. AUTHORS Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882) was a popular American poet and teacher. Longfellow was also reknown for his translations of classical texts from French, Italian and Spanish. Longfellow's lasting legacy is his lyric...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of Travels by the Fireside by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 6, 2012. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator. He predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses. (Summary adapted from...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The Song of Hiawatha (1855) is an epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that features Native American characters. The epic relates the adventures of an Ojibwe warrior named Hiawatha and the tragedy of his love for Minnehaha. Events in the story are set in the Pictured Rocks area on the south shore of Lake Superior. Longfellow's poem, though based on native oral traditions surrounding the figure of Manabozho, represents not a work of transmission but an original work of American Romantic...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Librivox volunteers bring you 25 recordings of The Reaper And The Flowers by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 8, 2012. Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses. (Summary by...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Narrative Verse - Volume 3. Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but Narrative Verse or Poetry takes the form of telling a story whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry it has widespread roots through almost every culture. In Volume 3 we bring you the classics of Goblin Market - Christina Rosseti, The Wreck Of The Hesperus - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe, Morte D'Arthur - Alfred Lord Tennyson and from Horatius By Thomas Babington Maculay. They are read for you by the renowned actors Sean Barrett and David...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    LibriVox volunteers bring you ten recordings of "The Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,the Fortnightly Poem for August 31, 2014. May we each be spared from the wreck of pride on the reef of Norman's Woe. (Summary by...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 25 recordings of The Reaper And The Flowers by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 8, 2012. Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses. (Summary by...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    This group of 19th Century American poets was the first to rival their British counterparts in popularity.Gathered around their New England roots they were also known as the Schoolroom or Household poets, and comprised of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell and Olivier Wendell Holmes Senior. Occasionally Ralph Waldo Emerson was included although his poetic philosophy differed in some key aspects. Each of these poets lived long and productive lives ensuring the longevity of the movement into the early 20th century. Their activities in the academic world, newspapers, the diplomatic service and lecture tours ensured they were...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    During the late nineteenth century and until the middle of the twentieth, many elementary classrooms in America featured (along with a Gilbert Stuart portrait of Washington) a black-and-white print of a group of New England pilgrims on their way to church, the men carrying their muskets. Every school child at that time was intimately acquainted with the story of the Mayflower and the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts. Among the historical figures, one of the best known was Captain Miles Standish, the military commander of the little “army,” which consisted of a bare handful of men, who repeatedly defeated many times their number of hostile Indians. The children also knew the friendly...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different recordings of Christmas Bells, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of December 24th,...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Taken from Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes, Switzerland and Austria: Vol. XVI, edited by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. - Summary by David...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 25 recordings of The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 29, 2013. (Summary by Diana...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 21 recordings of Snow-Flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 20th,...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    LibriVox volunteers bring you eleven different recordings of The Village Blacksmith, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 1st,...read more