Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman
Number of pages: 675
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 as the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed.
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