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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

77 pages
Nimbus Publishing

The epic poem Evangeline is a superb example of romantic poetry and a masterpiece of world literature. The publication of Evangeline represented a "milestone in the awakening of the collective consciousness of the Acadian people. By lifting Acadie out of the forgotten past, Longfellow honoured the courage and tenacity of the Acadians." This new edition of the classic text includes a critical introduction from scholars Sally Ross and Barbara LeBlanc.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) was an American poet. Sally Ross and Barbara LeBlanc are both Acadian scholars and authors living and working in Nova Scotia.

Author Bio
Henry Wadsworth Longfewllow was born on February 27, 1807, in Portland, Maine. He spent most of his youth in this quiet and charming town that inspired a number of his poems. When he was a young adolescent, he left for Bourdoin College, located about thirty miles from Portland. One of his classmates was Nathaniel Hawthorne, the future novelist who was to play a major role in the genesis of Evangeline.