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Audiobook: Leaves of Grass

Supplied By Red Cricket    On Sept. 12, 2013    Comments(1)

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The "Leaves of Grass" Android Librivox Audio Book App!

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.

American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass exalted the body and the material world.

Whitman was inspired to begin Leaves of Grass after reading an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson which expressed a need for a uniquely American poet. When the book was first published, Whitman sent a copy to Emerson, whose praiseful letter of response helped launch the book to success. Whitman’s hero, Abraham Lincoln, read and enjoyed an early version of Leaves of Grass. Despite such high recommendations, Whitman faced charges of obscenity and immorality for his work, but this only led to increased popularity of the book.

Whitman continually revised and republished Leaves of Grass throughout his lifetime, notably adding the “Drum-Taps” section after Lincoln’s assassination. The book grew from 12 poems in its first publication, which Whitman paid for and typeset himself, to nearly 400 poems in its final, “Death Bed Edition.” This recording is of the final edition.
(Summary adapted from wikipedia.org by Annie Coleman)

Total Play time: 19:15:58


You can listen to the recording for free at http://librivox.org/leaves-of-grass-by-walt-whitman/


Chapters:

  • Book 1
  • Book 2
  • Book 3, Part 1
  • Book 3, Part 2
  • Book 3, Part 3
  • Book 3, Part 4
  • Book 4
  • Book 5
  • Books 6-7
  • Books 8-10
  • Books 11-12
  • Book 13
  • Book 14
  • Book 15
  • Book 16
  • Book 17
  • Book 18
  • Book 19
  • Book 20
  • Book 21, Part 1
  • Book 21, Part 2
  • Book 22
  • Book 23
  • Book 24, Part 1
  • Book 24, Part 2
  • Book 25
  • Book 26
  • Books 27-28
  • Books 29-30
  • Book 31
  • Book 32
  • Book 33
  • Book 34
  • Book 35


    The Android App "Leaves of Grass by Whitman, Walt Audio Book" is a full featured media player with:
  • Selectable Table of Contents to allow to jump to the start of any of the chapters.
  • Adjustable Progress Bar to allow to jump to any spot in the current playing chapter
  • Previous Chapter Button
  • Rewind Button
  • Play / Pause Button
  • Fast Forward Button
  • Next Chapter Button


    The "Leaves of Grass by Whitman, Walt Audio Book" App will not use up your data plan's minutes by downloading the audio files (mp3) over and over. You will download load all the data when you install the App. The "Leaves of Grass by Whitman, Walt Audio Book" App works even in airplane mode and in places without Wi-Fi or phone network access! So you can listen to your audio book anywhere anytime! The "Leaves of Grass by Whitman, Walt Audio Book" App automatically pauses when you make or receive a phone call and automatically resumes after the call ends. The "Leaves of Grass by Whitman, Walt Audio Book" App will continue to play until you exit the App or pause the reading so it is perfect for listening in bed, at the gym, or while driving into work.
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    Relaxing audio recording of a Whitman classic! Great way to hear a classic while you're doing other things!