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Carolyn Wells Houghton Whitman Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 69 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 7,254 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Diaries  Biographies  Manuscripts  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives 
Classifications: PS3201, 811.3
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Most widely held works by Carolyn Wells Houghton Whitman Collection (Library of Congress)
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

24 editions published between 1855 and 1884 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject. Unlike many other editions of Leaves of Grass, which reproduce various short, early versions, this Modern Library Paperback Classics "Death-bed" edition presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form, and includes newly commissioned notes. From the Trade Paperback edition
American literary masters by Leon H Vincent( Book )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1906 collection of essays by a noted American educator and lecturer covers the lives, works, and character of nineteen authors--including Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Francis Parkman, and Walt Whitman. This was a break-out work because it was the first of its kind to prominently feature American writers publishing after 1789
Walt Whitman : a study by John Addington Symonds( Book )

4 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a portrait and four illustrations, this 1893 volume provides an intricate analysis of the themes found throughout Whitman's verses and the poet's unique rhyming style
Two prefaces by Walt Whitman( Book )

2 editions published between 1926 and 2002 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Whitman, the man and the poet by James Thomson( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specimen days ; & Collect by Walt Whitman( Book )

3 editions published between 1882 and 1883 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time. One of the most creative and individual poets America has produced, Walt Whitman was also a prolific diarist, note-taker, and essayist whose intimate observations and reflections have profoundly deepened understanding of nineteenth-century American life. Specimen Days and Collect, first published in 1882, is a choice collection of Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time, principally the era of the Civil War and its aftermath. On page after page, a vast panorama of American life unfolds, and with it rare glimpse of Whitman as poet, empathetic observer, and romantic wanderer. From his years as a wartime nurse in Washington, D.C., come touching glimpses of the dead and dying in military hospitals, memories of Abraham Lincoln, and vivid impressions of the nation's capital in a time of great crisis. Whitman's travel yields memorable recollections of Boston, the Hudson Valley, a walk through Central Park, Niagara Falls, the City of Denver, and more. Along with the famed essay "Democratic Vistas," there are scenes from the poet's childhood, touching tributes to songbirds, wildflowers, friendship and freedom; impressions of the music of Beethoven, reflections on a last visit to Emerson, the deaths of Lincoln and Longfellow and the painful process of aging. Deeply felt and vividly expressed, Specimen Days and Collect is a richly rewarding experience, a rare excursion into the mind and heard of one of America's greatest poets--and the America his poetry so richly commemorated"--
Democratic vistas, and other papers by Walt Whitman( Book )

2 editions published between 1871 and 1888 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major work of comparative politics and letters, Democratic Vistas was first published in 1871. The poet explains a number of political topics, like the Louisiana Purchase and its influence on the "American spirit." Whitman also touches on the Industrial Revolution and literary and artistic Modernism
A concise bibliography of the works of Walt Whitman : with a supplement of fifty books about Whitman by Carolyn Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes synopses and detailed information about the volumes' first printed editions, this bibliography discusses each of Whitman's printed works. Appended to this volume are a number of entries detailing biographies about the American poet
November boughs by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1888 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes essays, reviews and some poetical works, Whitman's November Boughs was first published in 1888. Most famously, the work contains a fervent essay about the Shakespeare authorship question, of which Whitman was a great believer. Writing about Shakespeare's histories in particular, the poet argues that someone other than Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon penned the works
Walt Whitman's poems : selections with critical aids by Walt Whitman( Book )

5 editions published between 1868 and 1886 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-two Walt Whitman poems, including "Birds of Passage," "A Glimpse," "Sometimes with One I Love," and "Whispers of Heavenly Death."
An American primer by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Good-bye my fancy : 2nd annex to Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

2 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calamus : a series of letters written during the years 1868-1880 by Walt Whitman to a young friend (Peter Doyle) by Walt Whitman( Book )

3 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivulets of prose; critical essays by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures : an unpublished poem of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bugle-echoes; a collection of poems of the Civil War, northern and southern by Francis F Browne( Book )

1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rivulets : including Democratic vistas, Centennial songs, and Passage to India by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1876 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on Walt Whitman, as poet and person by John Burroughs( Book )

3 editions published between 1867 and 1871 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of Walt Whitman : with extracts from his letters and remarks on his writings by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-part biography includes information on how Whitman used memories to create his poetry and provides an in-depth analysis of the style of Whitman's Leaves of Grass in Part III
An approach to Walt Whitman by Carleton Eldredge Noyes( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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controlled identityWalt Whitman Collection (Library of Congress)

Carolyn Wells Houghton Whitman Coll. (Library of Congress)

Houghton Whitman Coll (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress. Carolyn Wells Houghton Whitman Collection

Wells Houghton Whitman Collection (Library of Congress)

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English (61)

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