Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Poetry
The most comprehensive collection available of Longfellow's poetry is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings, edited by J.D. McClatchy, published in hardback by the Library of America (2000). It includes selections from thirteen of Longfellow's collections of poetry, the unabridged Evangeline and The Courtship of Miles Standish, and a chronology of the poet's life.
Paperback versions of Longfellow's verse include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Poems with an introduction by Lawrence Buell (New York: Penguin, 1988) and Evangeline and Selected Tales and Poems with an introduction by Horace Gregory (New York: Signet, 2005).
An unabridged version of Tales of a Wayside Inn is published by Longfellow's Wayside Inn (Sudbury, MA: 1995).
Selected Books about Longfellow and His Poetry
Calhoun, Charles C. Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004.
Gale, Robert L. A Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and His Portland Home.
Portland, ME: Maine Historical Society, 2004.
Irmscher, Christoph. Longfellow Redux. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. The Letters of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. ed. Andrew Hilen. 6 vols. Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1966–82.
Visit the Poetry Foundation's website at www.poetryfoundation.org for a biography and bibliography of Longfellow, along with many of his poems.
There are three American landmarks devoted to Longfellow. Each organization's website will provide both teachers and students with additional biographical material, lesson plans, and images.
The Maine Historical Society preserves Longfellow’s childhood home in Portland, Maine, now called the Wadsworth-Longfellow House.
The National Park service maintains the home Longfellow occupied from 1837 to 1882 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the Longfellow National Historic Site.
Longfellow's Wayside Inn was originally known as Howe's Tavern. Located in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Longfellow visited the tavern in 1862.