The Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 768 , Segment 1
Episode: Longfellow Christmas
- Dec 2, 2020 7:00 pm
- 48:28 mins
Guest: Nicholas A. Basbanes, author of "Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was propelled to international fame—even Queen Victoria notes in her diary that her staff lined up to catch a glimpse of the famous American. His relationship with his second wife was a marriage of equals and he was brokenhearted by her tragic death, but he never lost his faith. He may have fallen out of favor after his death, but historian Nicholas Basbanes seeks to restore him to his rightful place in American history.