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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 / Walt Whitman ; with an introduction by Zachary Turpin.

Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 (author.). Turpin, Zachary, (writer of introduction.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

Iowa Whitman series.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library FIC WHITMAN (Text) 39206021391931 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781609385125
  • ISBN: 1609385128
  • ISBN: 9781609385101
  • ISBN: 1609385101
  • Physical Description: xxii, 156 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017]

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General Note:
"The lost novel of Walt Whitman" -- Front cover.
Summary, etc.:
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. No one laid eyes on it until 2016, when literary scholar Zachary Turpin, University of Houston, followed a paper trail deep into the Library of Congress. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Autobiographical fiction > Specimens.
Genre: Autobiographical fiction.
Autobioraphical fiction.

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