Leaves of Grass

Thunder Bay Press and Canterbury Classics Book Catalog, July 2014 http://www.thunderbaybook.com

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman


Keynote: “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Key Selling Points:

  • Leaves of Grass is part of the Word Cloud Classics series, which publishes well-known works of literature for readers everywhere.
  • Higher production value includes heat-burnished flexibound covers, foil stamping, a smaller trim size that’s easy to hold, and a clean, modern aesthetic.
  • With a $14.95 price tag, Leaves of Grass is a steal for the timeless and priceless insight found withinthis classic poetry collection.
  • Famed philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson deemed Leaves of Grass “… the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed."
  • After the first edition was published in 1855, author and poet Walt Whitman, continued to re-write and add more essays over the next 40 years, growing an original collection of 12 poems to a compilation of close to 400 pieces.
  • Leaves of Grass circles around the concept of Transcendentalism, exploring the connection between nature and the individual’s role in it.   
  • Many references to Leave of Grass can be tied to award-winning television series, “Breaking Bad,” and the show’s main character, Walter White, coincidentally, and perhaps not so coincidentally, shares a similar name to the book’s writer, Walt Whitman.

Full Description:

Leaves of Grass is a timeless collection of nearly 400 poems and essays penned by influential poet and writer Walt Whitman. The profound compilation explores thoughts regarding nature, the self, mysticism, time, life and death, Transcendentalism, “personalism,” and democracy. Inspired by personal experiences and observations, Whitman spent almost four decades piecing together a complete book of work, sharing life epiphanies and societal ideals that resonate with the masses.

For those who seek to gain a broader and deeper perspective of humanity and surroundings that affect the individual, Leaves of Grass will take curious souls on a journey of a lifetime.