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American novels. 04 : A fugitive in Walden Woods

Author: Norman Lock
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: American novels series, 4
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First edition
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""A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that special magic of making Thoreau's time in Walden Woods seem fresh and surprising and necessary right now. Norman Lock tells the story of Samuel Long, an escaped slave who encounters Thoreau, with insight and some welcome humor. This is a patient and perceptive novel, a pleasure to read even as it grapples with issues that affect the United States to this day." -Victor
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lock, Norman, 1950- author.
Fugitive in Walden Woods
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2017
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Lock
ISBN: 9781942658221 1942658222
OCLC Number: 993652654
Description: 238 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: American novels series, 4
Other Titles: Fugitive in Walden Woods
Responsibility: Norman Lock.

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Henry David Thoreau's principles are tested when a young man escapes from slavery into Walden Woods.  Read more...

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