Leaves of Grass: The "Death-Bed" Edition (Modern Library)

4.26 avg rating
( 542 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780679600763: Leaves of Grass: The

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves Of Grass is his one book. First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was greeted by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the wonderful gift . . . the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed." Over the course of Whitman's life, the book reappeared in many versions, expanded and transformed as the author's experiences and the nation's history changed and grew. Whitman's ambition was to creates something uniquely American. In that he succeeded. His poems have been woven into the very fabric of the American character. From his solemn masterpieces "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" to the joyous freedom of "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Song of the Open Road," Whitman's work lives on, an inspiration to the poets of later generations.

From the Back Cover:

It is not only the allusions to sex and physiology that disturbed Whitman's critics but also his departure from the rules of conventional poetry. He broke down the standard metred line, discard the obligatory rhyming scheme, and freely expressed himself in the living vernacular of American speech.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Walt Whitman
Published by Modern Library (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0679600760

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Whitman, Walt
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780679600763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Whitman, Walt
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780679600763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

WHITMAN, WALT
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0679600760

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Whitman, Walt
Published by Modern Library
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0679600760. Bookseller Inventory # Z0679600760ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Whitman, Walt
Published by Modern Library
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0679600760. Bookseller Inventory # Z0679600760ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Whitman, Walt
Published by Modern Library
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0679600760. Bookseller Inventory # Z0679600760ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Whitman, Walt
Published by Modern Library (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0679600760

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Whitman, Walt
Published by Modern Library
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0679600760 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122548769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Whitman, Walt
Published by Modern Library
ISBN 10: 0679600760 ISBN 13: 9780679600763
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0679600760 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.45. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9780679600763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book