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On the Beach at Night Alone

On the Beach at Night Alone (Paperback)

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'All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages...'A selection taken from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Whitman's works available in Penguin Classics are Leaves of Grass and The Complete Poems.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 25/02/2015 ISBN-13: 9780141398228  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is regarded as one of America's most important nineteenth-century poets. Born in Long Island, Whitman grew up in Brooklyn and received a limited formal education. He adopted many professions in his lifetime including printer, essayist, journalist and school teacher. As early as 1850, Whitman turned his hand to poetry and in 1855 he self-published his greatest work, Leaves of Grass.

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Great little book to add to my Penguin collection! These short books are a great way to discover authors you haven't read before. I hope buy the whole series to put on my bookshelf.

- 18/04/2015
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