Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

(1855) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Walt Whitman
Introduction by: Harold Bloom

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143039273
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

When Walt Whitman self-published his Leaves of Grass in July 1855, he altered the course of literary history. One of the greatest masterpieces of American literature, it redefined the rules of poetry while describing the soul of the American character.

Throughout his great career, Whitman continuously revised, expanded, and republished Leaves of Grass, but as Harold Bloom reminds us, the book that matters most is the 1855 original. In celebration of the poem’s 150th anniversary, Penguin Classics proudly presents the 1855 text in its original and complete form, with a specially commissioned introductory essay by Harold Bloom.

* A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious design

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