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The Resource Cross of snow : a life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nicholas A. Basbanes

Cross of snow : a life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nicholas A. Basbanes

Label
Cross of snow : a life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Title
Cross of snow
Title remainder
a life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas A. Basbanes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Cross of Snow, the result of more than twelve years of research, including access to never-before-examined letters, diaries, journals, notes, Nicholas Basbanes reveals the life, the times, the work--the soul--of the man who shaped the literature of a new nation with his countless poems, sonnets, stories, essays, translations, and whose renown was so wide-reaching that his deep friendships included Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, and Oscar Wilde. Basbanes writes of the shaping of Longfellow's character, his huge body of work that included translations of numerous foreign works, among them, the first rendering into a complete edition by an American of Dante's Divine Comedy. We see Longfellow's two marriages, both happy and contented, each cut short by tragedy. His first to Mary Storer Potter that ended in the aftermath of a miscarriage, leaving Longfellow devastated. His second marriage to the brilliant Boston socialite--Fanny Appleton, after a three-year pursuit by Longfellow (his "fiery crucible," he called it), and his emergence as a literary force and a man of letters. A portrait of a bold artist, experimenter of poetic form and an innovative translator--the human being that he was, the times in which he lived, the people whose lives he touched, his monumental work and its place in his America and ours
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Dewey number
  • 811/.3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2281
LC item number
.B37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
  • Longfellow, Fanny Appleton
  • Longfellow, Fanny Appleton
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
  • Poets, American
  • Authors' spouses
  • Authors' spouses
  • Poets, American
  • United States
Label
Cross of snow : a life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nicholas A. Basbanes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The wind's will -- Awakening -- The holy ones -- Child of the tempest -- Moving on -- Bellisima Italia -- Switzerland -- Pent up fire -- Mutual admiration society -- Castles in Spain -- Magic circle -- Camelot on the Charles -- At the summit -- Pericles and Aspasia -- Balance and harmony -- Hour of darkness -- Perfect peace -- Daybreak everywhere
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 461 pages
Isbn
9781101875148
Lccn
2019028002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)on1110151848
Label
Cross of snow : a life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nicholas A. Basbanes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The wind's will -- Awakening -- The holy ones -- Child of the tempest -- Moving on -- Bellisima Italia -- Switzerland -- Pent up fire -- Mutual admiration society -- Castles in Spain -- Magic circle -- Camelot on the Charles -- At the summit -- Pericles and Aspasia -- Balance and harmony -- Hour of darkness -- Perfect peace -- Daybreak everywhere
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 461 pages
Isbn
9781101875148
Lccn
2019028002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)on1110151848

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