Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass
The "Death-Bed" Edition


Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject. Unlike many other editions of Leaves of Grass, which reproduce various short, early versions, this Modern Library Paperback Classics "Death-bed" edition presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form, and includes newly commissioned notes.

Title Leaves of Grass
Subtitle The "Death-Bed" Edition
Author Walt Whitman
Publisher Modern Library
Title First Published 12 October 1993
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 736 p.
ISBN-10 0679600760
ISBN-13 9780679600763
Publication Date 12 October 1993
Main content page count 736
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $22.95
 


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