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Rediscovered works by Whitman

A PhD candidate, Zachary Turpin, made headlines in 2016 and again this year when he announced the discovery of two long-forgotten works by Walt Whitman: a series of newspaper articles entitled “Manly Health and Training” and a short novel, The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: an Auto-Biography. Both texts were recently published in the …

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Walking With Thoreau

Philosopher, naturalist, and writer Henry David Thoreau was born July 12, 1817. To celebrate the life of this influential American writer, Special Collections is displaying first editions of his work in our reference room, including copies of Walden and “Civil Disobedience.” The exhibit, “Walking With Thoreau: A 200th Anniversary Celebration,” is on display throughout the …

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18th Century English Literature

BYU’s Special Collections does not actively collect 18th century English literature, apart from the work of Robert Burns and his circle.  However, there are numerous works from the 18th century among our literary holdings.  Perhaps the most valuable books in our collections are a first-edition copy of Henry Fielding’s The history of Tom Jones and …

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