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Longings for Home

Walt Whitman

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Longings for Home by Walt Whitman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 26, 2012. Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and – in addition to publishing his poetry – was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842). Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. After a stroke towards the end of his life, he moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. He died at age 72 and his funeral became a public spectacle. ( Summary from Wikipedia )

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

49m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:25