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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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The Complete Poems
Written by Walt Whitman, Edited by Francis Murphy
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-042451-5 (0-14-042451-2)

From Leaves of Grass to "Song of Myself," all of Whitman's poetry in one volume

In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work that defined him as one of America’s most influential voices and that he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and intensity, it spoke of...

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Leaves of Grass and Selected Poems and Prose
Written by Walt Whitman, Edited by Peter M. Coviello, Illustrated by Jessica Hische
Penguin Books | Hardcover | August 2014
$24.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310743-9 (0-14-310743-7)

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the... Read more






Leaves of Grass
Written by Walt Whitman, Afterword by Peter Davison, Foreword by Billy Collins
Signet | Paperback | November 2013
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-41917-0 (0-451-41917-0)

Ralph Waldo Emerson issued a call for a great poet to capture and immortalize the unique American experience. In 1855, an answer came with Leaves of Grass.
 
Today, this masterful collection remains not only a seminal event in American literature but also the incomparable achievement of one of America’s greatest poets—an exuberant... Read more






Leaves of Grass
Written by Walt Whitman, Introduction by William Carlos Williams
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$16.00/19.00(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
$6.95/9.50(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






Leaves of Grass
Written by Walt Whitman, Edited by Malcolm Cowley, Introduction by Malcolm Cowley
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 1961
$13.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-042199-6 (0-14-042199-8)

“I am large, I contain multitudes”
 
When Walt Whitman self-published his Leaves of Grass in July 1855, he altered the course of literary history. One of the greatest masterpieces of American literature, it redefined the rules of poetry while describing the soul of the American character. Throughout his great career, Whitman... Read more






Leaves of Grass
Written by Walt Whitman, Introduction by Harold Bloom
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 2005
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303927-3 (0-14-303927-X)

A deluxe edition of Whitman's crowning achievement, with an introductory essay by Harold Bloom

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

When Walt Whitman self-published his Leaves of Grass in July 1855, he altered the...

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The Portable Walt Whitman
Written by Walt Whitman, Edited by Michael Warner
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2003
$22.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243768-1 (0-14-243768-9)

When Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855 it was a slim volume of twelve poems and he was a journalist and poet from Long Island, little-known but full of ambition and poetic fire. To give a new voice to the new nation shaken by civil war, he spent his...

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Walt Whitman's Guide to Manly Health and Training
Written by Walt Whitman
Ten Speed Press | Hardcover | April 4, 2017
$14.99/19.99(Canada) | 978-0-399-57948-6 (0-399-57948-6)

A giftable, illustrated collection of quotes and pithy advice on the art of "manly health and training" by quintessential American writer Walt Whitman.

In 1858, famed American author Walt Whitman penned a series of newspaper columns under a pseudonym on the subject of “manly health and training,” shortly before his landmark third... Read more






Whitman: Poems
Written by Walt Whitman, Edited by Peter Washington
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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