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ENG 426 Whitman and Dickinson: Home

This course will study the poetry and prose of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson


Walt Whitman

An Early Photo of Walt Whitman. ca. 1854.  Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States (Library of Congress).  ARTstor

Emily Dickinson Daguerreotype

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections:  Amherst College holds the original of the only currently authenticated photograph of Emily Dickinson.

original photograph of Emily Dickinson

Informational Databases

Search for online books

Some alternate editions of the assigned readings may be found online.  For example the Hathi Trust Public Domain collection includes these two editions of Leaves of Grass:

Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Philadelphia: D. McKay, Washington Square, 1900. [including a fac-simile autobiography, variorum readings of the poems and a department of gathered leaves]

Whitman, Walt, and Valenti Angelo. Leaves of Grass. New York: Modern Library, 1933. [comprising all the poems written by Walt Whitman following the arrangement of the edition of 1891-'2.]

Subject Guide

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