Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet among whose works were "Paul Revere's Ride", "A Psalm of Life", "The Song of Hiawatha" and "Evangeline". He also wrote the first American translation of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets. Born in Maine, Longfellow lived for most of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a house once occupied during the American Revolution by General George Washington and his staff.

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 27 Feb 1807
  • Death Date: 24 Mar 1882
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Available Works

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Works (2012)
This anthology collects poetry and other writings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Individual Passages

There Was a Little Girl
A sweet young girl can be not so sweet.