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Longfellow - A Rediscovered Life
Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life
Author: Charles C. Calhoun
Product Code: 7039 ISBN: 978-080707039-0
Pages: 
352
Binding Information: Paperback 
Size: 
6 X 9 Inches (US)
Illustrated: 
Yes
Trade Code: 
00T
Price: $24.00 In stock.
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In the first biography of Longfellow in almost fifty years, Charles C. Calhoun seeks to solve a mystery: Why has one of America’s most famous writers fallen into oblivion? His answer to this question takes us through a life story that reads like a Victorian family saga and reveals the man who introduced Americans to the literatures of other countries while creating a gallery of American icons - among them Paul Revere, John and Priscilla Alden, Miles Standish, the Village Blacksmith, Hiawatha, and Evangeline.

Reviews
Review By: Tony Lewis,   Providence Sunday Journal - January 1, 2005
"[A] readable, informative biography. . . Longfellow became for his day an international icon of literature and civility."
Review By: Patrick Walsh,   Christian Science Monitor - January 1, 2005
"[A] sympathetic and welcome biography. . . Calhoun has written a fine book."
Review By: Frank Wilson,   Philadelphia Inquirer - January 1, 2005
"Calhoun's biography is commendable. . . His defense of Longfellow's poetry is all the more forceful for never being overstated."
Review By: Michael Kenney,   Boston Sunday Globe - January 1, 2005
"Masterful . . . warm and vivid . . . and solid in placing [Longfellow] in the context of [his] times."

Quotes
“A sprightly, long-needed biography of 19th-century America’s most famous, myth-making poet . . . An enormously sympathetic portrait of a universally admired gentleman [that] could well encourage a new generation to read Longfellow.”
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Masterful . . . warm and vivid . . . and solid in placing [Longfellow] in the context of [his] times.”
-Michael Kenney, Boston Sunday Globe

“Calhoun’s biography is commendable. . . His defense of Longfellow’s poetry is all the more forceful for never being overstated.”
-Frank Wilson, Philadelphia Inquirer

“[A] sympathetic and welcome biography. . . Calhoun has written a fine book.”
-Patrick J. Walsh, Christian Science Monitor

“[A] readable, informative biography. . . Longfellow became for his day an international icon of literature and civility.”
-Tony Lewis, Providence Sunday Journal

 
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