A new selection of Walt Whitman's groundbreaking poetry edited and introduced by Professor Bridget Bennett. Walt Whitman's glorious poetry collection, Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855, though he revised and expanded it throughout his lifetime. It was groundbreaking in its subject matter and direct, unembellished style. Whitman wrote about the United States and its people, its revolutionary spirit, and about democracy. He wrote openly about the body and desire in a way that broke with convention, paving the way for a completely new kind of poetry. This new collection is taken from the final version, the 'death-bed edition', and includes his most famous poems such as Song of Myself and I Sing the Body Electric. Edited and introduced by Professor Bridget Bennett. Designed to appeal to book lovers everywhere, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.