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John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

Teoksen The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier tekijä

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Whittier, the Quaker poet, was a "man of peace" but also "the poet militant." While his nonconformist religion demanded passive resistance in the physical arena, he was vigorous in opposition to slavery and the enemies of democratic principles. Born near Haverhill, Massachusetts, and educated at näytä lisää local schools, Whittier became editor of several country newspapers and in 1831 published his first book, Legends of New England in Prose and Verse. This was followed by a number of volumes of poetry, nearly 20 between 1836 and the outbreak of the Civil War, but a literary life was not uppermost in Whittier's mind during these turbulent years. Having been drawn into the antislavery movement by William Lloyd Garrison and others, Whittier became one of the most effective voices in the fight against slavery through his poetry and other writings. He himself said that he "set a higher value on his name as appended to the Anti-Slavery Declaration in 1833 than on the title page of any book." It has been said that his Voices of Freedom (1846), raised in the cause of abolition, was second only to Uncle Tom's Cabin in influencing the public against slavery. Following the war, Whittier felt free to turn his primary attention from politics to other themes and matters in his poetry, most successfully to the New England folk life that he had known so intimately during his years in rural Massachusetts and which is reflected in Among the Hills (1869). Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl (1866) is a long poem celebrating those rural values that Whittier had known in his youth but that were now vanishing before the industrial and urban forces that were transforming the American landscape and, some feared, character. In this, one of the most popular poems of nineteenth-century America, Whittier seeks in his personal past, as Robert Penn Warren pointed out, "not only a sense of personal renewal and continuity, but also a sense of the continuity of the new order with the American past." Other poems of high merit from these later years include "Abraham Davenport" (1866), the exquisite "Prelude" to Among the Hills (1868), and "In School-Days" (1870). 020 (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


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Poems (1849) 223 kappaletta
Snow-Bound (1866) 129 kappaletta
Snowbound and Other Poems (1900) 46 kappaletta
Barbara Frietchie (1965) 45 kappaletta
Songs of three centuries (2006) 16 kappaletta
Among the hills, and other poems (1869) 12 kappaletta
Ballads of New England (1869) 8 kappaletta
At sundown (1890) 8 kappaletta
Old Portraits Modern Sketches (2014) 7 kappaletta
Hazel Blossoms (1875) 7 kappaletta
The Whittier Birthday Book (2012) 7 kappaletta
Poems Selections 7 kappaletta
The Tent on the Beach (2017) 7 kappaletta
Poems Volume II 5 kappaletta
Miriam : and other poems (1870) 4 kappaletta
Child life in prose (2014) 4 kappaletta
Mabel Martin : a Harvest Idyl (1876) 3 kappaletta
Maud Muller (1866) 3 kappaletta
The Poems of Whittier (1910) 3 kappaletta
Poems ~ Vol. I 3 kappaletta
Christmastide (2010) 3 kappaletta
Poems of Whittier 3 kappaletta
In War Time and Other Poems (1864) 3 kappaletta
In War Time (1864) 2 kappaletta
Religious Poems (2009) 2 kappaletta
Poems By John G. Whittier (1893) 2 kappaletta
The Pennsylvania Pilgrim (1872) 2 kappaletta
The Poetical Works of Whittier (1888) 2 kappaletta
Poems. Volume I 2 kappaletta
Whittier Poetry 2 kappaletta
The river path 2 kappaletta
Yankee Gypsies (2012) 2 kappaletta
A Whittier Treasury (1903) 2 kappaletta
“Ichabod” 1 kappale
Songs of labor 1 kappale
Early Poems Whittier (1880) 1 kappale
Poems: Volume I 1 kappale
Poems Volume I 1 kappale
Jack in the Pulpit (1884) 1 kappale
The Mayflowers 1 kappale
Home ballads and poems (2006) 1 kappale
Selected Poems (1925) 1 kappale
The demon lady 1 kappale
Lucretia Mott 1793-1880 (2010) 1 kappale
Brilliants From Whittier (1900) 1 kappale
Whittier Speaks 1 kappale
Whittier in the Schools (1910) 1 kappale
Home Ballads (2019) 1 kappale

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what a great work to read on a cold December day
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betty_s | Sep 13, 2023 |
$150. First Edition 1866 Snow bound poem while Whittier was snow bound.
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susangeib | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 10, 2023 |
This guy was a zealot on the right side of history. His abolitionist stance was based on his Biblical and Quaker roots. This book collects his poems from throughout his life including the political and war poetry. The highlight is Snow-bound, a slice of life in early 19th Century New England. Whittier’s rhyming poetry is remarkable, but he has fallen out of favor due to a movement away from hymn-like poems and less interest in the rural folk tales he often retells.
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BionicJim | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2021 |



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