Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: An Auto-biography

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

Book - 2017
Rate this:
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. No one laid eyes on it until 2016, when literary scholar Zachary Turpin, University of Houston, followed a paper trail deep into the Library of Congress. -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: ©2017
Iowa City :, University of Iowa Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781609385101
1609385101
9781609385125
1609385128
Characteristics: xxii, 156 pages ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Turpin, Zachary
Alternative Title: Life & adventures of Jack Engle
Summary: 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. No one laid eyes on it until 2016, when literary scholar Zachary Turpin, University of Houston, followed a paper trail deep into the Library of Congress. -- Provided by publisher.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CML

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top