John Greenleaf Whittier: Selected Poems

John Greenleaf Whittier: Selected Poems

by John Greenleaf Whittier, Brenda Wineapple
     
 
A devout Quaker who became a passionate poetic spokesman for the antislavery movement, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807—92) was one of the most beloved American poets of his era. In the years before the Civil War, he campaigned tirelessly against slavery in poems that include “Ichabod,” his famous denunciation of Daniel Webster for his support of the

Overview

A devout Quaker who became a passionate poetic spokesman for the antislavery movement, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807—92) was one of the most beloved American poets of his era. In the years before the Civil War, he campaigned tirelessly against slavery in poems that include “Ichabod,” his famous denunciation of Daniel Webster for his support of the Fugitive Slave Law. In the long poem “Snow-Bound” (1866) he created a warm and enthralling portrait of rural life, while such works as “Barbara Frietchie” and “The Barefoot Boy” have been enduringly popular. This new selection brings together Whittier's many aspects—political, religious, richly descriptive—and reaffirms the emotional honesty and depth of his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931082594
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
03/22/2004
Series:
American Poets Project
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
4.75(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Brenda Wineapple is the author of biographies of Janet Flanner, Gertrude and Leo Stein, and Nathaniel Hawthorne (forthcoming).

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