Friday, April 14, 2006

Longfellow Website Launched by Historical Society

A comprehensive website dedicated to the life, work, homes, and family of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow has been launched by Maine. Historical Society.

The website, www.hwlongfellow.org, offers an extensive collection of Longfellow-related information. Intended for general audiences as well as a resource for researchers, educators, and anyone with an interest in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the site includes a searchable database of his poems, lesson plans for teachers, a bibliography, a filmography, and more.

Longfellow was a commanding figure in the cultural life of nineteenth-century America and is an integral part of our culture today. Born in Portland in 1807, he became a world-famous personality by the time of his death in 1882. In his best known poems, Longfellow createdmyths and classic epics from American historical events and materials, suchas the diaspora of Acadians ("Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie"), and the first battle of the Revolutionary War ("Paul Revere's Ride"). The 200thanniversary of the birth of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow will be observed in 2007.

1 Comments:

Blogger liz said...

Great news for Henry W. fans!
p.s. there is also a brand spanking new myspace page for Longfellow Books. Check it out on myspace.com
Or go to www.longfellowbooks.com for more great reads!

16 April, 2006 08:26  

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