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.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
"Whitman's best poems have that permanent quality of being freshly painted, of not being dulled by the varnish of the years." --Malcolm Cowley
Series: Modern Library (Hardcover)
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 1st October 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 12.3 x 4.7
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition