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Poems of Emma Lazarus

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ISBN-10: 1115275763

ISBN-13: 9781115275767

Edition: N/A

Authors: Josephine Lazarus, Emma Lazarus

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Book details

List price: $32.75
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 354
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Emma Lazarus is best remembered for her sonnet "The New Colossus" (1883), which is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. Born in New York City, a precocious child of wealthy and cultured parents, she was an avid reader and student. Her first book of rather conventional poetry, Poems and Translations (1866), was published when she was only 17. Her second, Admetus and Other Poems (1871), was dedicated to Ralph Waldo Emerson, who had responded positively to her work. Her many translations---Heinrich Heine and Friedrich von Schiller from German, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas (pere) from French, and medieval poetry from Hebrew---attest to her scholarship and facility with languages.…