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Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

"Leaves of Grass" inaugurated a new voice, style, and optimistic, bombastic vision into American letters, one that took the nation itself as subject. Unlike many other editions of "Leaves of Grass", which reproduce various short early editions, our new "Deathbed" version presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form.

Synopsis:

This reprinting of the first edition of "Leaves of Grass" contains the original 12 poems and Whitman's introduction in which he states his poetic credo. It includes Malcolm Cowley's commentary, first published in 1959.

Synopsis:

This is the original and complete 1855 edition of one of the greatest masterpieces of American literature, including Whitman's own introduction to the work.

About the Author

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island and educated in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a printer's devil, journeyman compositor, itinerant schoolteacher, editor, and unofficial nurse to Northern and Southern soldiers.

Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) a leadiing literary figure of his time, wrote numerous books of literary criticism, essays, and poetry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140421996
Editor:
Cowley, Malcolm
Author:
Cowley, Malcollm
Editor:
Cowley, Malcolm
Author:
Whitman Walt
Author:
Cowley, Malcolm
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st (1855) ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
19610731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.82x5.10x.34 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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