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    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
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    Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed," calling it a "combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald."

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Classic American Poetry

    • By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross, William Hootkins, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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    Walt Whitman said, "...poetry is the voice of the nation, expressing its deepest concerns, ambitions and longings," which is certainly true of the great classic poetry of America. This wide-ranging anthology, from the earliest poets of the 16th century to the present day, reflects the changing preoccupations and visions of Americans, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, and more.

    Non-member price: $18.27

    • Good Poems

    • Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
    • By: Garrison Keillor (editor), Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence.

    Non-member price: $27.62

    • The Greatest American Poetry

    • By: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and others
    • Narrated by: Bill Pullman, Meryl Streep, Elliott Gould, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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    Elliott Gould, Burt Reynolds, Meryl Streep, and a host of other celebrities read over 100 poems by four of America's greatest poets. Walt Whitman celebrates the brash and rugged individualism of his country in exuberant language. The spare, precise language of Emily Dickinson conveys her penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths.

    Non-member price: $18.28

    • Poems by Walt Whitman

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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    A collection of poems written by the revered American poet, essayist, and journalist. Included are selections from this most famous work, Leaves of Grass, as well as Drum Taps and Songs of Parting.

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    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
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    One of the great innovators 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 masterpiece, written in a pure, uninhibited style, combining sensual and mystical sensibilities. Its bold, joyous voice, its expansive optimism, and its transcendental vision made it uniquely American.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Classic Tales of Hope and Courage

    • Selected Masterworks, Annotated for Modern Adventure Seekers
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, William Ernest Henley, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Vimont
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    Let yourself be swept away by these classic tales of hope and courage!!

    - Classic tales (short stories and poems) of hope and courage from the 19th and 20th centuries

    Annotated for modern listeners

    The third entry in the Classic Tales series, joining "Classic Tales of Horror" and "Classic Tales of Christmas"

    For adventure fans of all ages, these stories are guaranteed to intrigue, delight, and sometimes take you by surprise!

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • Leaves of Grass

    • The Original 1855 Edition
    • By: Walt Whitman, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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    When Walt Whitman self-published "Leaves of Grass" in 1855, he rocked the literary world and forever changed the course of poetry. In subsequent editions, Whitman continued to revise and expand his poems - but none matched the raw power and immediacy of the first edition. This volume presents the 1855 "Leaves of Grass" in its entirety, unchanged, along with Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous letter to Whitman.

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • Poets of Nature

    • A Meditation on the Human Connection with Earth
    • By: Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Epstein, Malcolm Ingram, Emma Micklewright, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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    It is hard to top the pleasure of a woodland walk in Spring unless of course you have a lyric poet as your guide. Now that is possible with Poets of Nature. Let Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Bronte, and Ralph Waldo Emerson take you into that realm of Nature "where we seldom wander".

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    • A Soothing Escape

    • By John on 02-06-2016

    Non-member price: $25.39

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
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    Leaves of Grass is the written expression of Whitman's view of life and humanity in the form of poetry. The author masterfully connects each poem in some way, while infusing his prose with his own philosophy. This collection is unique for its time due to the emphasis the author puts on pleasures of the flesh, without resorting to symbolism to any great extent.

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • Life and Adventures of Jack Engle

    • An Auto-Biography; A Story of New York at the Present Time in Which the Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters
    • By: Walt Whitman, Zachary Turpin - introduction
    • Narrated by: Jon Hamm
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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    In 1852, young Walt Whitman - a down-on-his-luck housebuilder in Brooklyn - was hard at work writing two books. One would become one of the most famous volumes of poetry in American history, a free-verse revelation beloved the world over, Leaves of Grass. The other, a novel, would be published under a pseudonym and serialized in a newspaper. A short, rollicking story of orphanhood, avarice, and adventure in New York City, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle appeared to little fanfare. Then it disappeared.

    Non-member price: $30.76

    • Walt Whitman's Selected Poems

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Brian Murray
    • Length: 59 mins
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    This collection, narrated by distinguished Broadway actor Brian Murray, includes nine poems from Leaves of Grass - among them "I Hear America Singing", "O Captain! My Captain", and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d", plus four other selections.

    Non-member price: $8.19

    • Walt Whitman: A Selection, Volume 1

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Ed Begley
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Walt Whitman’s work influenced many later poetic voices, and no work more so than this epic American poem, 'Leaves of Grass', which he spent his entire life writing and constantly revising until his death. The work heralded a new dynamic relationship in poetry, with its candid and sensual interpretation of his observations and thoughts on the human spirit and all aspects of existence at a time when poetic tradition employed symbolism or allegory.

    Non-member price: $8.23

    • Song of Myself: The First and Final Editions of the Great American Poem

    • By: Walt Whitman, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 4 hrs
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    This book compiles both the first (1855) and final (1892) versions of Walt Whitman's masterpiece Song of Myself in one volume, making it unique and valuable for students of American literature. 

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • Leaves of Grass, Part 1

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    This is the long first piece in the first edition of Walt Whitman's classic poetry collection. Among other things, it contains Whitman's philosophy of life and his opinion of the purpose of poets and poetry. Though created when he was in his mid-30s, Whitman spent much of the rest of his life rewriting Leaves of Grass.

    Non-member price: $13.86

    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 4

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: William Butler Yeats, William Blake, Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.

    Non-member price: $10.08

    • Poésie de Walt Whitman

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Constance Pizon
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Walt Whitman : ce poète et humaniste fut à l'origine des plus grandes pages de poésie des temps modernes. Elles eurent pour créateur un solitaire américain poussé comme un gratte-ciel dans un désert inculte de maisons à bas étages. Whitman est considéré comme un des deux piliers de la poésie américaine du XIXe siècle, avec Emily Dickinson. Sa voix résolument américaine suscite des émotions vives grâce au vers libre et à la force hypnotique de la répétition ; il clame sensualité et liberté dans une langue populaire, et chaque poème est une leçon de vie, un incontournable de la poésie telle qu'on ne l'apprend pas à l'école.

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    • The Great Poets: Walt Whitman

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    Walt Whitman stands out as one of poetry's towering anomalies: In celebrating the trees, water, sky and air, the bear, the eagle, the buffalo and the lion, Whitman expressed a uniquely democratic vision that engulfs not only the American continent but the entire universe. His passionate vehemence, his faith in the common man, and his unflinching pursuit of the truth gave form to an arsenal of ideas, inspiring and motivating generations of writers to come.

    Non-member price: $15.22

    • The Poetry of Walt Whitman

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Joan Allen, Bill Pullman, Burt Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    Perhaps the first great and truly "American" poet, Walt Whitman's writing reflected the idealism and turbulence of the mid-19th century. His poetry broke new stylistic ground with its unconventional meter and rhyme schemes, yet celebrated democratic values, the beauty of nature, and the complex variety and vitality of American life.

    Non-member price: $10.08

    • Drum-Taps

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Various Artists
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    Considered to be a valuable testimony to the suffering of the American Civil War, in this collection of poetry, American Poet Walt Whitman drew from his experiences in the field hospitals.

    Non-member price: $14.97

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