A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers ; Walden, Or, Life in the Woods ; The Maine Woods ; Cape Cod

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers ; Walden, Or, Life in the Woods ; The Maine Woods ; Cape Cod

Book - 1985
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Henry David Thoreau wrote four full-length works, collected here in a single volume. Interweaving natural observation, personal experience, and historical lore, they reveal his brilliance not only as a writer, but as a naturalist, scholar, historian, poet, and philosopher. "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" is based on a boat trip taken with his brother from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire. "Walden" is at once a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, manual of self-reliance, and masterpiece of style. "The Maine Woods" and "Cape Cod" portray landscapes changing irreversibly even as he wrote. The first combines close observation of the unexplored Maine wilderness with a far-sighted plea for conservation; the second is a brilliant and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay.
Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by the Viking Press, c1985.
ISBN: 9780940450271
0940450275
Call Number: 818.309 THOREAU
Characteristics: 1,114 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Merrimack River (N.H. and Mass.) -- Description and travel.
Concord River (Mass.) -- Description and travel.
Additional Contributors: Sayre, Robert F.

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