Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman.
This unabridged collection of classic verse speaking profoundly to the lives of readers today. Featuring beloved poems such as "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and “Oh Captain! My Captain!,” it was met with both scathing criticism and glowing praise when it was originally published in 1855.
Arguably the best historical commentator of the nineteenth century, Walt Whitman continues to inspire readers today. A notably inclusive writer, Whitman wrote of laborers, mechanics, soldiers, mothers, carpenters, and prostitutes; this inclusivity stirred up controversy and earned bans, but also gained the attention of other literary greats like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
- 448 pages
- 8.1 x 1.5 x 5.4 inches