The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Walt Whitman, Anne Gilchrist
     
 

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Anne Gilchrist was a British woman of letters. Upon reading Walt Whitman’s poems for the first time, she immediately wrote to the author to let him know her delight in the poems and to thank him for publishing them. Eventually she began corresponding with Whitman—this collection of letters is a captivating look at an unusual friendship.

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Anne Gilchrist was a British woman of letters. Upon reading Walt Whitman’s poems for the first time, she immediately wrote to the author to let him know her delight in the poems and to thank him for publishing them. Eventually she began corresponding with Whitman—this collection of letters is a captivating look at an unusual friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411456716
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
File size:
831 KB

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Meet the Author

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is known today as the father of free verse, and of American poetry itself. He stirred controversy in his day with his masterful epic Leaves of Grass—the poem’s theme, form, and content broke new ground. Whitman was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War, as well as a journalist and essayist. He wrote several works of prose, including Democratic Vistas and Specimen Days.

 

Anne Gilchrist (1828–1885) was an English writer best remembered for her friendship with Whitman. Editor Thomas B. Harned was Whitman’s friend and one of his literary executors.

 

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