1882 Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass American Poetry SEXUALITY Scandal Romanticism

WHITMAN, Walter

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“Oh Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won.”

– Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

 

Walt Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon and is often called the father of free verse. His work, especially “Leaves of Grass”, was very controversial in its time due to its contents containing overt sexuality.

 

Printed in 1882 by Welsh, this early edition features some of the notable Whitman poems such as:

  • I Sing the Body Electric
  • A Woman Waits for Me
  • The Ship Starting
  • Laws for Creations
  • Children of Adam
  • Calamus

 

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1882 Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass American Poetry SEXUALITY Scandal Romanticism

 

“Oh Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won.”

– Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

 

Walt Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon and is often called the father of free verse. His work, especially “Leaves of Grass”, was very controversial in its time due to its contents containing overt sexuality.

 

Printed in 1882 by Welsh, this early edition features some of the notable Whitman poems such as:

  • I Sing the Body Electric
  • A Woman Waits for Me
  • The Ship Starting
  • Laws for Creations
  • Children of Adam
  • Calamus

 

Item number: #15877

Price: $550

 

WHITMAN, Walter

 

Leaves of Grass

 

Philadelphia: Rees Welsh & Co., 1882.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 382
  • References: BAL 21419
    • BAL notes that this edition is a “reprint from the slightly altered plates of the Boston edition”
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Cloth
  • Size: ~7.75in X 5.5in (19.5cm x 14cm)

 

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15877

Category

Literature

Authors

WHITMAN, Walter

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete