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The Wreck of the Hesperus (1886) Hardcover – September 10, 2010

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About the Author

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in 1807 in Portland, Maine, and he became a professor of modern languages at Harvard. His most famous narrative poems include The Song of Hiawatha, Paul Reveres Ride, "The Village Blacksmith," "The Wreck of the Hesperus." From his friend Nathaniel Hawthorne, Longfellow got a brief outline of a story from which he composed one of his most favorite poems, 'Evangeline'. The original story had Evangeline wandering about New England in search of her bridegroom. One of the first poets to take the landscape and stories of North America as his subjects, Longfellow became immensely popular all over the world, and he was the first American commemorated in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey. He was given honorary degrees at the great universities of Oxford and Cambridge, invited to Windsor by Queen Victoria, and called by request upon the Prince of Wales. He was also chosen a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and of the Spanish Academy. He died on March 24, 1882.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1169513255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1169513259
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,767,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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I was very glad that this was available so I gave it two stars, but I was very unhappy that this book had unwanted biography and several chapters of information at the beginning, and that it had footnotes all the way through the text. It also had several scanning errors, such as incorrect words and misspellings.

This was a very disappointing purchase.
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I can't count how many times I walked in the door and heard my mother exclaim "You look like the wreck of the Hesperus!" Now I finally know how bad that really was! Seriously, this is an excellent classic poem in the classic style that is well worth the time for the download.
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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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A poem which can be appreciated and enjoyed by those of us who normally prefer prose. Our seven year old likes it as well.
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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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