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Paul Revere's Ride

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ISBN-10: 1557090726

ISBN-13: 9781557090720

Edition: N/A

Authors: Henry Longfellow, Paul Revere

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New in Applewood's Books of American Wisdom series is "Paul Revere's Ride," which includes the 1860 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem of the same name, as well as Paul Revere's own account of the events. The famous midnight ride of April 18-19, 1775 raised the alarm among Massachusetts patriots that the British were on the move from Boston to Concord. Twenty years after the event, Paul Revere wrote a letter telling the true account of the historic ride. Eight-five years after the event, in 1860, Paul Revere and his heroic ride were immortalized by Longfellow in his famous, if not completely accurate, dramatic poem.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

During his lifetime, Longfellow enjoyed a popularity that few poets have ever known. This has made a purely literary assessment of his achievement difficult, since his verse has had an effect on so many levels of American culture and society. Certainly, some of his most popular poems are, when considered merely as artistic compositions, found wanting in serious ways: the confused imagery and sentimentality of "A Psalm of Life" (1839), the excessive didacticism of "Excelsior" (1841), the sentimentality of "The Village Blacksmith" (1839). Yet, when judged in terms of popular culture, these works are probably no worse and, in some respects, much better than their counterparts in our time.…