In response to Ralph Waldo Emerson's call for the United States to have its own unique poet, Walt Whitman rose to the challenge to create what would ultimately be his most profound work. Taking its title from the colloquial term "grass", meaning a work of minor value, Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" is anything but that. Over his lifetime Whitman would continue to expand and revise his most famous book up until his death in 1892. Here in this volume we reproduce the short collection of twelve poems of the very first edition, originally published in 1855.
In "Leaves of Grass" Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality.
In BEFORE HE FEELS, FBI special agent Mackenzie White is stunned to be assigned a case with victims matching no profile she has ever seen: shockingly, all of the victims are blind. Does this mean that the killer himself is blind, too? Plunged into the subculture of the blind, Mackenzie struggles to understand, finding herself out of her element as she crisscrosses the state, racing from group homes to private houses, interviewing caretakers, librarians, experts and psychologists. And yet, despite the best minds in the country, Mackenzie seems unable to prevent the spree of killings. Has she finally met her match?
THE RETURN OF THE PURPLE MAN! The only thing worse than being stalked by the evil incarnate that is the Purple Man is being stalked by the evil incarnate that is the Purple Man when you have a small child. The sequel to one of the most controversial stories in Marvel Comics history is here, produced by the original creators of Jessica Jones.
It was passion at first sight…Catherine's blind date with Zack Freeman, a notoriously charming Australian tycoon, was the last thing she needed!And more than a one-night stand…The second they met, Catherine recognized sexual challenge in Zack's eyes. Their date led to one unforgettable night–with consequences that would change their lives forever….
Portraying a young man's first sea-voyage to the East in Youth, and the blind old age of Captain Whalley in The End of the Tether, the stories in this volume are united in their theme - the 'Ages of Man' - and in their scepticism. Conrad's vision has influenced twentieth-century writers and artists from T. S. Eliot to Jorge Luis Borges and Werner Herzog, and continues to draw critical fire.