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 (Iowa Whitman Series) by Walt Whitman
English | Feb. 17, 2017 | ISBN: 1609385101 | 97 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
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.