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The Best Loved Poems of the American People
The Best Loved Poems of the American People Author:Selected by Hazel Felleman Copyright 1936. — Poems of love and life...poems of home and mother...poems of childhood and youth...poems of God and country...poems of laughter and whimsey...poems of ambition and inspiration! They are the poems most frequently asked for by the reaers of the New York Times Book Review, through its "Queries and Answers" Department. As editor o... more »f this department for many years. Miss Felleman was able to keep her fingers on the the poetry pulse of the American people.
One of the all time great anthologies of popular poetry - nearly half a million copies in print - containing over 575 of the most frequently requested poems in America. Contents Love and friendship, Inspiration, Poems that Tell a story, Faith and Reverence, Home and Mother Childhood and Youth, Patriotism and War, Humor and Whimsey, Memory and Grief, Nature, Animals, Various Themes
Here is a magic carpet on whcih one may ride back to childhood days, into the realm of fancy , througheerie castles, across uncharted seas and in spiritual places.
For company, there are mothers, wives, sweethearts, there are men of God and worshipers; there are heroes, heroines, martyrs, laborers, school masters and a goodly company of folk who laugh.
The critic tells you what you ought to read. Miss Fellemna, out of a knowledge of and sympathy with your likes and dislikes, has provided the poems you want to read....
In a sense, this book has been edited by the American people who love poetry. Miss Felleman is the liaison officer who has co-ordinated the poetry preferences of the nation. She has assembled the results in orderly fashion and given them back in an enduring and friendly form.« less