The Wreck of the Hesperus

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Categories: Fiction » Literature

Dramatic medieval plots of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a nineteenth century American educator and poet, appear to be works of great literary interest. So, his narrative poem “The Wreck of the Hesperus


”, one of his best-known, published in “Ballads and Other Poems” in 1842, a story of the tragic consequences of a sea captain's pride. Combining fact and fancy,
Longfellow created a heart-rending picture of tragic sea event, evoking vivid images in readers’ mind's eye.

The Wreck of the Hesperus
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