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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
    • By: Walt Whitman, Zachary Turpin - introduction
    • Narrated by: Jon Hamm
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whitman at his best

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $21.00