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
Authors John Ashbery, Walt Whitman
Publisher Modern Library
Title First Published 28 November 2000
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 800 p.
ISBN-10 0679783423
ISBN-13 9780679783428
Publication Date 28 November 2000
Main content page count 800
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.00

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