Leaves of Grass: In Two Volumes-Walt Whitman

  • Title: Leaves of Grass: In Two Volumes
  • Author: Walt Whitman
  • Released: 2013-11-30
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  • Pages: 325
  • ISBN: 1560005130
  • ISBN13: 978-1560005131
  • ASIN: 1560005130


From School Library Journal Grade 6 Up-By Walt Whitman. Narrated by Flo Gibson.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the edition.


“[T]he greatest poetry by an American.”

—Robert D. Faner, American Literature

“Everything about the external arrangement of this book was odd and out of the way. The author printed it himself, and it seems to have been left to the winds of heaven to publish it. So it happened that we had not discovered it before our last number, although we believe the sheets had then passed the press. It bears no publisher’s name, and, if the reader goes to a bookstore for it, he may expect to be told at first, as we were, that there is no such book, and has not been. Nevertheless, there is such a book, and it is well worth going twice to the bookstore to buy it.”

—The North American Review

“I am not blind to the worth of the wonderful gift of Leaves of Grass. I find it the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, from a letter to Whitman, 1855