Leaves of Grass (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

First and "Death-Bed" Editions

By Walt Whitman (Author), Karen Karbiener (Introduction), Karen Karbiener (Editor), Karen Karbiener (Introduction and notes)

Price$12.95

Format Paperback

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Leaves of Grass (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

First and "Death-Bed" Editions

by Walt Whitman, Karen Karbiener, Karen Karbiener, Karen Karbiener

$12.95

Paperback

Barnes and Noble Indiebound
OVERVIEW
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  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RWhen &&LI&&RLeaves of Grass&&L/I&&R was first published in 1855 as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems, &&LB&&RWalt Whitman&&L/B&&R was still an unknown. But his self-published volume soon became a landmark of poetry, introducing the world to a new and uniquely American form. The "father of free verse," Whitman drew upon the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to "sing" such themes as democracy, sexuality, and frank autobiography.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThroughout his prolific writing career, Whitman continually revised his work and expanded Leaves of Grass, which went through nine, substantively different editions, culminating in the final, authoritative "Death-bed Edition." Now the original 1855 version and the "&&LI&&RDeath-bed Edition&&L/I&&R" of 1892 have been brought together in a single volume, allowing the reader to experience the total scope of Whitman's genius, which produced love lyrics, visionary musings, glimpses of nightmare and ecstasy, celebrations of the human body and spirit, and poems of loneliness, loss, and mourning. &&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RAlive with the mythical strength and vitality that epitomized the American experience in the nineteenth century, Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, uplift, and unite those who read it.&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RKaren Karbiener&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and currently teaches at New York University. She also wrote the introduction and notes for the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of &&LI&&RFrankenstein&&L/I&&R.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

Pub Date: 12/25/2004

ISBN: 9781593080839

Price: $12.95 / $14.95 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 960 pages

Trim: 5.188 x 8 x 1.92 Inches

Territories: WENG with exclusions*

Category: Literature & Fiction / Barnes & Noble Classics

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics