HENRY WADSWORTH LONGELLOW: HIS LIFE by Catherine Owens Peare

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGELLOW: HIS LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Gandhi and Einstein have been subjects for this author's fine young adult biographies; Audubon and Stephen Foster for the younger age group. Sympathetic perception, simple literary analysis and a sense of history maintain the high standards here. Opening with a vivid scene from Longfellow's Maine childhood, the lively narrative follows him through school, Bowdoin College and European travels, giving enough of a personal touch to his joys and problems and their connection with his early writing to make fluent, interesting reading. His later life- more travels, first and second marriages, teaching, friendships with Hawthorne and Emerson- is told fully, a welcome relief from the telescoping found in so many younger biographies.

Pub Date: Sept. 2nd, 1953
Publisher: Holt