The Song of Hiawatha (Everyman's Library (Paper))

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The epic story of Hiawatha and his fantastic magical powers

Angered by the sight of warring nations, Gitche Manito, Mohican Masters of Life, sends for the prophets Hiawatha to bring peace. Brought up by his grandmother on the shores of Lake superior, Hiawatha learns to use his remarkable powers for good of humanity: wearing his magic moccasins he covers a mile with every step; grinds boulders to dust with his special mittens: speaks with all kinds of animals and birds in their own language. Overcoming evil forces, Hiwatha offers the gift of civilization to the world. His marriage to Minnehaha leads to golden age of happiness and peace–unitl the reappearance of mischievous spirits leads Hiawatha into further adventures.

The song of Hiawathareflects the traditional Native American way of story–telling.Highly controversial when first published, Longfellow's epic poem has nonetheless created a legend still loved by millions.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), a professor of French and Spanish at Harvard University, was one of the first American academics to have a truly global interest in literature. He became convinced that America was in need of its own mythology, poeti Margaret Early was born in New South Wales, Australia. She studied in Australia and London, and is considered both a fine artist and an illustrator of note. Her work is displayed in one-woman shows in galleries across three continents. Among her previously

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