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The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle

Walt Whitman

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A short, rollicking story of orphan hood, avarice, and adventure in New York City, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle.

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Community Reviews

La voce del lettore dell’audiolibro non mi è piaciuta proprio.
Non così il romanzo.

While this book did little for me, it was an opportunity to discover more about Mr. Whitman.

The story itself felt like someone trying to follow in the lines of C. Dickens, but not doing it particularly well. He was picking a bone with lawyers, and had empathy for orphans. From the ad he put in the

Dieser Roman von Walt Whitman wurde 1852 anonym in einer Zeitung veröffentlicht und war danach unbekannt, bis er 2016 in einem Archiv wiederentdeckt wurde - eine Sensation! Whitman hat den Roman in seinem späteren Leben nie erwähnt, sein anderer bekannter Roman war ihm sogar peinlich. In der Tat sol

L’avvocato e lo spazzino
Il giovane Jack passeggia nel cimitero della Trinity Church a Manhattan, contemplando quanto è scritto sulle lapidi da cui è circondato.
«In occasione del modesto funerale del vecchio Wigglesworth, dopo che tutti gli altri se ne furono andati e io rimasi da solo, trascorsi il

Kitabı okumaya başlar başlamaz çok kibar ve tatlı bir yazarla karşı karşıya olduğumuzu anladım ve böylesine kibar ve tatlı bir yazarı tanımış olduğum için de çok mutlu oldum.

Çok sade ve çok güzel bir roman. Kesinlikle MEB’in okutulması gereken eserler listesine girmeli.

Epey uzun bir süre önce okum

This is a lightweight, ephemeral, clumsily plotted tale whose main charm comes from the fact that its author is Walt Whitman. But I enjoyed spending an afternoon on it, and I appreciated some clever turns of phrase and glimpses of mid-nineteenth-century New York. Here's one: squads of homeless boys

This book is awful.
God bless Jon Hamm.

Not particularly interesting— except for having been written by Whitman. The version I read was presented as originally published with every little typo intact and so riddled with irritating and intrusive [sic]s. Why not just fix the obvious little typos and footnote the other changes?

Presenting th

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