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Walt Whitman


Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, near Huntington, Long Island, New York. His father--a farmer turned carpenter from whom Whitman acquired his freethinking intellectual and political attitudes--moved his wife and nine children to Brooklyn in 1823. The young Whitman attended public schools until the age of eleven, when he was apprenticed to a printer. In 1835 he became a journeyman printer and spent the next decade working as a compositor, freelance writer, editor, and itinerant schoolteacher. But Whitman's fortunes changed in 1846 when he was named editor of the Brooklyn Eagle. However his 'free soil' political beliefs cost him... Read More

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Leaves of Grass
Written by Walt Whitman, Introduction by William Carlos Williams
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78342-8 (0-679-78342-3)

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice... Read more






Leaves of Grass
Written by Walt Whitman
Modern Library | Hardcover | October 1993
$24.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60076-3 (0-679-60076-0)

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice... Read more






Leaves of Grass
Written by Walt Whitman
Bantam Classics | Paperback | June 1983
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21116-0 (0-553-21116-1)

One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves Of Grass is his one book.  First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was greeted by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the wonderful gift... Read more






Whitman: Poems
Written by Walt Whitman
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1994
$14.95/16.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-43632-4 (0-679-43632-4)

The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Whitman contains forty-two of the American master's poems, including "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," "Song of Myself," "I Hear America Singing," "Halcyon Days," and an index of first lines. Read more





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