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Pennsylvania Pilgrim, And Other Poems

By: John Greenleaf Whittier
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Pennsylvania Pilgrim, and Other Poems" is a collection of poetry written by John Greenleaf Whittier, an American Quaker poet and abolitionist. The title poem, "Pennsylvania Pilgrim," is a narrative poem that tells the story of a Quaker traveler who witnesses the injustices and struggles faced by African Americans during the time of slavery. Whittier's passionate advocacy for the abolitionist cause is evident throughout the collection, as he addresses themes of freedom, equality, and human rights. In addition to the abolitionist poems, the collection also includes reflective and lyrical works that celebrate nature, rural life, and the Quaker values of simplicity and integrity. Whittier's poetry often carries a moral and social message, encouraging readers to consider their role in shaping a more just and compassionate society.

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John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) was an influential American poet and abolitionist. Born in Massachusetts, Whittier's Quaker upbringing instilled in him a strong sense of social justice and a commitment to the abolition of slavery. He became a prominent voice in the fight against slavery, using his poetry to convey his anti-slavery sentiments and advocate for the rights of the oppressed. Whittier's poetry often blended moral conviction, vivid descriptions of nature, and a deep sense of spirituality. His work reflected his belief in the power of the individual to effect positive change in society. In "Pennsylvania Pilgrim, and Other Poems," Whittier presents a collection of poems that range from his passionate abolitionist verses to his contemplative reflections on nature and the human experience. Whittier's writing was characterized by its simplicity, sincerity, and accessibility. He was able to evoke strong emotions and convey his ideas effectively through the power of his words. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 65 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358717467
  • ISBN-13: 9789358717464
  • Item Weight: 78g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.08 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Criticism / Poetry,Poetry / General,Poetry / Ancient & Classical