Evangeline and Selected Tales and Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Author

Edward M. Cifelli, Ph.D. - Preface by

Horace Gregory - Introduction by

Christoph Irmscher - Afterword by

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“The Song of Hiawatha”
“Paul Revere’s Ride”
“The Courtship of Miles Standish”
“The Wreck of the Hesperus”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the first American poet to successfully express the subjects and sentiments of the New World in classic old-world form and style. While his narrative poems have long been a part of our national heritage, and his sonnets, with their superb melodies and harmonies, are among the finest American poems in the Romantic tradition.
The distinguished modern poet Horace Gregory has selected more than three dozen of Longfellow’s most enduring poems for this edition, which offers a perceptive insight into the many facets of Longfellow’s genius.
With a Preface by Edward M. Cifelli Ph.D., an Introduction by Horace Gregory, and a New Afterword

Preface: Longfellow in the Twenty-first Century


A Note on This Book

A Longfellow Chronology

Mezzo Cammin


A Psalm of Life

Hymn to the Night

Burial of the Minnisink

The Skeleton in Armor

The Wreck of the Hersperus

The Village of Blacksmith

The Witnesses

The Belfry of Bruges

The Day Is Done

The Old Clock on the Stairs


The Building of the Ship

Tegnér’s Drapa

From The Song of Hiawatha
The Four Winds
Hiawatha’s Wedding-Feast
The Son of the Evening Star
The Ghosts
Hiawatha’s Departure

The Celestial Pilot

The Bells of Lynn


Vittori Colonna

Helen of Tyre

The Warden of the Cinque Ports

Haunted Houses

In the Churchyard at Cambridge

My Lost Youth

The Children’s Hour

Paul Revere’s Ride

From The Saga of Olaf
The Challenge of Thor
The Wraith of Odin

The Birds of Killingworth

The Spanish Jew’s Tale



The Cross of Snow


A Dutch Picture

The White Czar


The Bells of San Blas


Santa Teresa’s Book-Mark

The Return of Spring

The Courtship of Miles Standish


Martin Franc and the Monk of Saint Anthony


Van Wyck Brooks
Schoolcraft on the Hiawatha Myth

Norman Holmes Pearson Both Longfellows

Lewis Carroll Hiawatha’s Photographing


Selected Bibliography