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Leaves of grass

Author: Walt Whitman; Franklin Library (Pa.)
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA : Franklin Library, [1979] ©1979
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView 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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Genre/Form: Poetry
Classes 5 and 6
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Whitman; Franklin Library (Pa.)
OCLC Number: 13730257
Notes: The text for this edition is based on the ninth, or "Deathbed" edition of 1892.
389 poems.
Description: 536 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.

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