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In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work which defined him as one of America's most influential voices, and which he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and intensity, it spoke of politics, sexual emancipation and what it meant to be an American. From the joyful 'Song of Myself' and 'I Sing the Body Electric' to the elegiac 'When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd', Whitman's art fuses oratory, journalism and song in a vivid celebration of humanity.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    August 26, 2004

    Penguin Classics

    912 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • EBook


    October 25, 2004

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    912 pages

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