Complete Prose Works by Walt Whitman
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Table of Contents:

Specimen Days
A Happy Hour's Command
Answer to an Insisting Friend

Genealogy--Van Velsor and Whitman
The Old Whitman and Van Velsor
The Maternal Homestead
Two Old Family Interiors
and My Life on It As Child and Young Man
My First Reading--Lafayette

Printing Office--Old Brooklyn
My Passion for
Broadway Sigh

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Published January 1st 2010 by MobileReference (first published 1872)
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Walter Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

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