Leaves of Grass: First and Death-Bed Editions
Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
When Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855 as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems, Walt Whitman was still an unknown. But his self-published volume soon became a landmark of poetry, introducing the world to a new and uniquely American form. The "father of free verse," Whitman drew upon the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to "sing" such themes as democracy, sexuality, and frank autobiography.
Alive with the mythical strength and vitality that epitomized the American experience in the nineteenth century, Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, uplift, and unite those who read it.
Karen Karbiener received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and currently teaches at New York University. She also wrote the introduction and notes for the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Frankenstein.
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Review: Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)User Review - Grace - Goodreads
My five-star rating is probably more of a result of the fact that the editor was my professor and she was absolutely fantastic. I don't think I have ever met someone so genuinely passionate about a writer before. Read full review
Review: Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)User Review - Elise R - Goodreads
This was the first time I really read any Whitman extensively. I couldn't help but think how groundbreaking this work must have been at the time. I probably shouldn't have read all of it in one ... Read full review