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  • Published: 30 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241303122
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $24.00

Leaves Of Grass




A collectible new Penguin Classics series: beautiful, slim, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets.



Loafe with me on the grass . . . loose the stop from your throat.

In 1855 Walt Whitman published his first collection of poetry, Leaves of Grass. The volume received great praise from leading Transcendentalist poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. This encouraged what would become a lifelong project as Whitman expanded and rewrote the volume until his death in 1892. Whitman's innovative use of free verse and the quotidian achieved his aim of reaching out to the everyday American. This edition, based on the earliest published version of 1855, features Whitman's most famous poem 'Song of Myself', an American epic inspired by his personal experiences.

  • Pub date: 30 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241303122
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. Although controversial upon publication, Whitman's great work, Leaves of Grass, is considered one of the most influential works in the American canon.

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