Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition by Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition

byWalt Whitman, Dover Thrift Editions

Paperback | February 27, 2007

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"The most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed." — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Inspired by transcendentalism, Whitman's immortal collection includes some of the greatest poems of modern times, including his masterpiece "Song of Myself." Shattering standard conventions of symbolism and allegory, it stands as an unabashed celebration of body and nature.
Walt Whitman was born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a carpenter. He left school when he was 11 years old to take a variety of jobs. By the time he was 15, Whitman was living on his own in New York City, working as a printer and writing short pieces for newspapers. He spent a few years teaching, but most of...
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Title:Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:February 27, 2007Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0486456765

ISBN - 13:9780486456768

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Compact A beautiful classic that never gets old. A great size for transportation and everyday reading, and an unbeatable price.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic great book - really enjoyed this
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, yet significant Great book to read in a lazy afternoon in a park. The poems about nature are amazing
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Written in a manner that was ahead of his time, leaning towards the spirituality of the middle-eastern writers, the verses are free flowing and urge the reader to let oneself go and submit entirely to each word as written. Some of my favourite poems are in this book and "Song of Myself" leads the way. No getting around the fact that it is so long, and seems to go. on. for. forever. but there are portions of stanzas that I love and bring meaning to life every time that I read them. "look no further than under your boot soles....." love.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok For some reason I just could not get into it. I will probably give it another chance and update my review if anything changes.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fantastic this is so beautifully written
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary This was beautiful and extraordinary, really changed something in me. As of now it is very cheap online too, I'd recommend buying as soon as possible!
Date published: 2016-11-06