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Paul Revere's Ride
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
0688165524
Mar 2003
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-8-Set in the Sudbury, MA, hostel of the author's "Tales of the Wayside Inn" fame, the poem is told as Longfellow wrote it-as a story being related to a group of 19th-century gentlemen gathered around a parlor fire 100 years after Revere's historic ride. Immediately, of course, the tale goes back in time to show details of the fateful night, and it does so beautifully. Santore's acrylic spreads, done primarily in somber blue, green, and brown tones, suggest the cover of night of the attempted secret attack, as well as the seriousness of the event itself. Each illustration conveys a tremendous sense of forward movement, not only from Revere's horse as he presses ever onward, but also from the body movements of the colonists as they rouse themselves for battle. The final painting showing Revere racing...


The Inferno (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri
1593083319
January 2005
Hardcover
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Inferno
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
0812967216
Feb 2003
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Review
“Opening the book we stand face to face with the poet, and when his voice ceases we may marvel if he has not sung to us in his own Tuscan.” —William Dean Howells, The Nation

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?Opening the book we stand face to face with the poet, and when his voice ceases we may marvel if he has not sung to us in his own Tuscan.? ?William Dean Howells, The Nation

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The Inferno (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri
1593080514
September 2003
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From Library Journal
If a recent spate of new translations is any evidence, Dante remains as popular as ever with the general reading public. Durling's new verse translation of the Inferno joins recent versions by Robert Pinsky (LJ 1/93) and Mark Musa (LJ 3/1/95). While Durling's translation (with Italian on the facing page) does not use Dante's rhyme or line divisions, it captures the metrical rhythm of the original. Similarly, his rendering of Dante's diction is literal and accurate, conveying the tone and feel while remaining accessible. Supplemented with an introduction, useful notes, and appendixes, this version, soon to be joined by Purgatorio and Paradiso, can be recommended to the general reader. In a new reader's guide to the Divine Comedy, Gallagher, a Catholic priest as well as a poet and scholar, presents the Comedy canto...


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Poems
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
0753816490
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Labour with what zeal we will,
Something still remains undone,
Something uncompleted still
Waits the rising of the sun.
--from "Something Left Undone"


The Song of Hiawatha
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1567922589
Sept 2003
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3 Up-This picture-book version of the American epic is sure to elicit a wide spectrum of reactions. In contrast to Susan Jeffers's Hiawatha (Dial, 1983), a treatment that covers the legendary Native American leader's childhood, Early provides a broader scope. In spreads containing text on the left and an illustration on the right, she begins with Gitche Manito's descent to Earth to call the hostile tribes to peace and to promise a prophet to lead them. Excerpts from the poem describe Hiawatha's maternal line and cosmic paternity, his early life with old Nokomis, his prowess as a hunter, the confrontation with his father (the West-Wind), and his marriage to Minnehaha. Brief bits of prose stand in for the missing stanzas. The paintings are decorative in nature, a quality emphasized by the quiltlike...


Purgatorio (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri
1593083718
November 2005
Hardcover
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Purgatorio (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri
1593082193
June 2005
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Paul Revere's Ride
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
0066237475
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-8-Set in the Sudbury, MA, hostel of the author's "Tales of the Wayside Inn" fame, the poem is told as Longfellow wrote it-as a story being related to a group of 19th-century gentlemen gathered around a parlor fire 100 years after Revere's historic ride. Immediately, of course, the tale goes back in time to show details of the fateful night, and it does so beautifully. Santore's acrylic spreads, done primarily in somber blue, green, and brown tones, suggest the cover of night of the attempted secret attack, as well as the seriousness of the event itself. Each illustration conveys a tremendous sense of forward movement, not only from Revere's horse as he presses ever onward, but also from the body movements of the colonists as they rouse themselves for battle. The final painting showing Revere racing...


The Paradiso (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri
1593083173
April 2006
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Book Description
Dante’s Paradiso, often thrown into shadow by the first two parts of The Divine Comedy, features one of the most sublime, luminous, and exciting visions in all of literature—that of Heaven itself.
Having climbed the mountain of Purgatory, Dante begins to ascend to the heights of the universe with his beloved Beatrice as guide. They soar through the nine spheres of heaven—the moon, Mercury, Venus, the sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the stars, and the Prime Mover. Along the way Dante meets people he knew on Earth, who now appear as dazzling jewels, and many others whom he had always wanted to meet, such as St. Thomas Aquinas, Saint Bonaventure, and his great-great-grandfather. Finally, Dante reaches Heaven, where incredibly beautiful scenes—brilliant lights and colors, and...


Selected Poems
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
0140390642
Jan 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
In addition to "The Song of Hiawatha" and "Evangeline", this selection includes poems written after the death of his wife, such as "Palingenesis" and "The Cross of Snow," and later poems which draw on memories of his childhood including "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher
Founded in 1906 by J.M. Dent, the Everyman Library has always tried to make the best books ever written available to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible price. Unique editorial features that help Everyman Paperback Classics stand out from the crowd include: a leading scholar or literary critic's introduction to the text, a biography of the author, a chronology of her or his life and times, a ...


Poems of the American Spirit
David Stanford Burr (Editor)
0760733120
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since the earliest days of America's history, poets have sought to express what it means to belong to a nation dedicated to liberty and democracy. From the lyricism of Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing" and the muscular rhythms of Carl Sandburg's "Chicago" to the memorable stanzas of "Casey at the Bat" and the rousing celebration of Wood Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land," Poems of the American Spirit presents the rich variety of the American experience and includes some of the greatest poetic works of Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfelow, Herman Melville, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and many others....


Paul Revere's Ride
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
0140556125
Mar 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
"Listen, my children, and you shall hear/Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere ..." So begins one of the most stirring poems in American literature. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "Paul Revere's Ride" in 1861, nearly 100 years after the actual midnight ride that began on April 18, in 1775. The poem creates a suspenseful story as American colonist Paul Revere decides with his friend Robert Newman and others to avert a British attack on Concord, Massachusetts. The British had come from Boston in search of the colonists' arms supply. What Revere and his friends didn't know was whether the Redcoats would come by land (around the mouth of the Charles River) or by sea (across the river). Newman spotted the British "by sea" and signaled from the Old North Church tower to Revere, who was "Ready to...


Hiawatha
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
0140558829
Oct 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The creator of this pop-up version of the classic epic poem should be commended for a well-intentioned effort, but the result is only somewhat palatableneither the paper engineering nor the realistic watercolor pictures can stand up to Longfellow's shimmering language. While a picture book version could have made the poem more accessible, this has only six spreads because of the production limitations. The pop-ups do not illuminate the poem for young readers, and older children may shy away from the format. All ages. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up Six excerpts from Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha are illustrated with double-page pop-up...


Poems of Vision and Prophecy
David Stanford Burr (Editor)
0760733147
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Collection of poetry and essays ranging from the Bible to Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Dante Club
Matthew Pearl
0812971043
February 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1865 Boston, not many people spoke Italian. It was much more popular for people to study Latin and Greek; the classic works in these languages were common reading for students and academics. But the small circle of literati in Pearl's inventive novel is bent on translating and publishing Dante's Divine Comedy so that all Americans may learn of the writer's genius. As this group of scholars, poets, publishers and professors readies the manuscript, much more exciting doings are happening outside their circle. The Boston police are hot on the trail of a series of murders taking place around town. In one, a priest is buried alive, his feet set on fire; in another, a man's body is eaten by maggots. It doesn't take a rocket scientist-only a Dante expert-to realize these murders are based on Dante's Inferno and its...


A Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Companion
Robert L. Gale
031332350X
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Best remembered today as the author of The Song of Hiawatha, Longfellow continues to be one of the most popular poets in American literary history. This book is a guide to his life and writings. A brief introductory essay overviews Longfellow's life and accomplishments. A chronology then summarizes the chief events in his career. Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries follow, discussing individual poems, his other writings, his family members and professional associates, and topics related to his life and literary achievements. Entries list works for further reading, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.

About the Author
ROBERT L. GALE is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Pittsburgh. His previous books include A Ross Macdonald...


The Children's Own Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
0395068894
Sept 1908
Hardcover
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Book Description
This handsome volume contains eight of the most popular of Longfellow's poems, including "The Wreck of the Hesperus," "The Village Blacksmith," "Paul Revere's Ride," and excerpts from "The Song of Hiawatha."

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Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.

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