Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition

Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition

By: Walt Whitman

  • Hardcover
  • Reg. Price › $12.95
  • Share this book:
  • Share on Google+

I am the poet of the body,
And I am the poet of the soul.

Published in 1855 at Walt Whitman's own expense, this monumental work showcases the uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism. An idealistic philosophical and social movement, Transcendentalism maintained that divinity emanates from all of nature and humanity. Whitman's explosively innovative free verse style confounded many of his contemporaries, who were further shocked by his celebrations of the body and sexual love. 
This volume presents Whitman's original 12 poems, considered to be some of the greatest in the American canon, which continue to challenge conventional notions of beauty and originality.

Reprint of the 1855 first edition, Brooklyn, New York.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 10048684191X
ISBN 139780486841915
Author/EditorWalt Whitman
Page Count192
Dimensions5 x 8

You might also Like...

Out of Stock Notification: