Leaves of Grass
The First (1855) Edition
This is the original and complete 1855 edition of one of the greatest masterpieces of American literature, including Whitman's own introduction to the work.'One of the most important literary events in twentieth-century poetry and criticism.' - Karl Shapiro
'Opens exciting new vistas in Whitman criticism . . . This book, both text and introduction, may well launch a modern reevaluation and interpretation of Whitman and his Leaves.' - James E. Miller, Jr.