Selected Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Author

Lawrence Buell - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9781101127698 | 432 pages | 01 Jan 1988 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Longfellow was the most popular poet of his day. This selection includes generous samplings from his longer works—Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Hiawatha—as well as his shorter lyrics and less familiar narrative poems.

Introduction by Lawrence Buell

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text


Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie (1847)

From The Song of Hiawatha (1855)
III. Hiawatha’s Childhood
V. Hiawatha’s Fasting

The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858)

From Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863)
The Landlord’s Tale: Paul Revere’s Ride
The Theologian’s Tale: Torquemada
The Poet’s Tale: The Birds of Killingworth

The New England Tragedies (1868)
I. John Endicott
II. Giles Corey of the Salem Farms

Morituri Salutamus (1875)


From Voices of the Night (1839)
A Psalm of Life

From Ballads and Other Poems (1841)
The Skeleton in Armor
The Wreck of the Hesperus
The Village Blacksmith

From Poems on Slavery (1842)
The Slave Singing at Midnight
The Warning

From The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems (1846)
The Arsenal at Springfield
The Occultation of Orion
The Day Is Done
Mezzo Cammin

From The Seaside and the Fireside (1850)
The Fire of Drift-Wood

From The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems (1846)
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
My Lost Youth
The Ropewalk

From Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863)
The Children’s Hour

From Flower-de-Luce (1867)

From Aftermath (1873)

Posthumously collected
Nature (1877)
The Cross of Snow (1879)