The last and somewhat diminished stage of Longfellow's career began in with the tragic death of his wife Fanny.
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What will follow, therefore, is not merely an interesting story but a legacy. Frances finally accepted his proposal the following spring, ushering in the happiest eighteen years of Longfellow's life. Driven by the need for spiritual relief, he translated The Divine Comedy by Dante , producing one of the most notable translations to that time, and wrote six sonnets on Dante that are among his finest poems. Longfellow took a position at Harvard in
A Romance Kavanagh: Ballads contains three of Longfellow's best-known poems. Becoming Longfellow: View More.