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Paul Revere's Ride

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ISBN-10: 1557094888

ISBN-13: 9781557094889

Edition: 2003

Authors: Henry Longfellow

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Ten full-color postcards on perforated stock illustrate Longfellow's poem immortalizing Paul Revere's historic 1775 ride from Boston to Concord to warn the American colonists that British troops were on the way. The complete poem is included in the back of the book.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 12/1/2002
Binding: Postcard Book or Pack 
Pages: 34
Size: 6.25" wide x 4.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
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.…