Here users will find the six American editions of Leaves of Grass published in Whitman's lifetime as well as the so-called deathbed edition of 1891–92. In addition to Leaves of Grass, we make available several other of Whitman's books, both poetry and prose, including Drum-Taps, Sequel to Drum-Taps, Memoranda During the War, and Complete Prose Works. Also available are two British editions of Whitman's poetry, produced by William Michael Rossetti and Ernest Rhys in collaboration with Whitman. Whitman's short novel, Franklin Evans, was originally published as a supplement to the New World in 1842 and is therefore included under "Periodicals" below.
This section of the Archive features page images and full-text transcriptions of Whitman's writings that first appeared in periodicals. These include Whitman's periodical poems; his short fiction and his novel Franklin Evans; and selections from his journalism.
The Translations section of the Archive includes several book-length translations of Whitman's work as well as more than thirty different translations, in five languages, of Whitman's poem "Poets to Come."