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THE WRECK OF THE HESPERUS Hardcover – 1886

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company (1886)
  • ASIN: B002DGCO3U
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Sue Young on October 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
Many people, young and old, have used the phrase "It(or you)look like the wreck of the Hesperus" and after hearing it from so many people(who would say that but not know what the Hesperus was), I spent time on the web trying to find out. Learning it was a poem by Longfellow, my library had a copy and I read it. It is a sad tale of a shipwreck, written with such vivid detail that leaves you in awe of the work. I would suggest to the reader, if you, too, always wondered about this old saying, you find the book which contains the poem,and see for yourself how gripping a tale it is.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher M. Combs on June 6, 2011
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Actually, this was perfect and it was free. I loved the story, ,y mother used to recite it to me when we camped.

The only hitch, the illustrations statred, are NOT in the book, but, not a biggy, the poen was wondrous
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By Karen Anthony on June 4, 2014
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This is great picturesque wording for those who have seen yeast rising. I fear that many young people today do not have the experience to appreciate the references to every day life of long ago. SAD. There is such deep feeling in this poem.
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I read this when I was very young and it stayed with me .. I was so happy to get it on my Kindle
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I have several poems I re-read yearly. My mom read them to me and they bring back fond memories of her and my childhood.
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By ANT VINE VOICE on March 3, 2014
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The immortal words of Longfellow still ring true and with a timeless beauty. The wondrous style is seemingly simplistic, but rich and full underneath the meter and rhyme. One feels for the ship more than any other character. A must read for American poetry fans.
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