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Leaves of grass

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1993.
Series: Modern library giants, G50.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : "Death-bed" edView all editions and formats
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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 and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Leaves of grass.
New York : Modern Library, 1993
(OCoLC)605575834
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Whitman
ISBN: 0679600760 9780679600763
OCLC Number: 4170669
Description: xxiii, 703 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Modern library giants, G50.
Responsibility: Walt Whitman.
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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 and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject. Unlike many other editions of Leaves of Grass, which reproduce various short, early versions, this Modern Library Paperback Classics "Death-bed" edition presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form, and includes newly commissioned notes. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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