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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

Walt Whitman

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, where the sole surviving copy of Jack Engle has lain waiting for generations. Now, after more than 160 years, the University of Iowa Press is honored to reprint this lost work, restoring a missing piece of American literature by one of the world's greatest authors, written as he verged on immortality. Read by Jon Hamm, with an afterword written and read by Zachary Turpin

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, where the sole surviving copy of Jack Engle has lain waiting for generations. Now, after more than 160 years, the University of Iowa Press is honored to reprint this lost work, restoring a missing piece of American literature by one of the world's greatest authors, written as he verged on immortality. Read by Jon Hamm, with an afterword written and read by Zachary Turpin
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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, where the sole surviving copy of Jack Engle has lain waiting for generations. Now, after more than 160 years, the University of Iowa Press is honored to reprint this lost work, restoring a missing piece of American literature by one of the world's greatest authors, written as he verged on immortality. Read by Jon Hamm, with an afterword written and read by Zachary Turpin

Language:

English

Narrators:

Zachary Turpin, Jon Hamm

Length:

3h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:44