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Thoreau in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates

Author: Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2012.
Series: Writers in their own time (University of Iowa Press)
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More than any other Transcendentalist of his time, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) embodied the full complement of the movement's ideals and vocations: author, advocate for self-reform, stern critic of society, abolitionist, philosopher, and naturalist. The Thoreau of our time--valorized anarchist, founding environmentalist, and fervid advocate of civil disobedience--did not exist in the nineteenth century. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biografieën (vorm)
Bronnen (vorm)
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
ISBN: 9781609380878 1609380878 9781609380977 1609380975
OCLC Number: 753912441
Description: lxx, 239 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Chronology --
Lidian Jackson Emerson, [Epistolary comments on Thoreau in the 1840s] --
Abigail May Alcott, [Thoreau at Walden in 1847] --
Amos Bronson Alcott, [Journal and epistolary remarks on Thoreau, 1847-1859] --
Ralph Waldo Emerson, [Reflections on Thoreau through the years] --
Horace Greeley, [Promoting Thoreau, 1846-1855] --
Nathaniel Hawthorne, [Journal and epistolary comments on Thoreau, 1842-1854] --
Maria Thoreau, [News of the Thoreau family in 1849 and 1857] --
John Albee, [A day with Thoreau and Emerson in 1852] --
Ellen Tucker Emerson, [Memories of Thoreau, 1857 and 1860] --
[Edith Emerson Forbes], [Childhood with Thoreau, as remembered in 1882] --
Sophia E. Thoreau, Caroline Wells Healey Dall, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, and Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley, [Considerations of Thoreau's death, 1862] --
[Charles T. Jackson], "Notice of the death of Mr. Thoreau" (1862) --
[Louisa May Alcott], "Thoreau's flute' (1863) --
[John Weiss], from "Thoreau" (1865) --
Samuel Storrow Higginson, [Remembrances of Thoreau in 1865] --
[Moncure Daniel Conway], from "Thoreau" (1866) --
Eugene Benson, from "Literary Frondeurs" (1866) --
[George William Curtis], from the "Editor's easy chair" (1869, 1874, and 1878) --
William Ellery Channing, from Thoreau: the poet-naturalist (1873) --
Louise Chandler Moulton, from "Henry David Thoreau: the 'poet-naturalist' of Concord" (1874) --
James T. Fields, from "Our poet-naturalist" (1877) --
[Harriet Hanson Robinson], ["Warrington" and Henry Thoreau] (1877) --
Joseph Hosmer Jr., [Reminiscences of Thoreau] (1878, 1881, and 1882) --
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, from "Thoreau" (1879) --
Walt Whitman, [Appraisals of Thoreau] (1888) --
Prescott Keyes, "Henry D. Thoreau: a disquisition" (1879) --
William Sloane Kennedy, from "A new estimate of Thoreau" (1880) --
John Burroughs, from "Thoreau's wildness" (1881) --
H.G.O. Blake, "Introductory note" to Early spring in Massachusetts (1881) --
F.B. Sanborn, from Henry D. Thoreau (1882) --
H.S. Salt, from "Henry D. Thoreau" (1886) --
Edward Sherman Hoar, [Conversations on Concord] (1892 and 1893) --
Octavius Brooks Frothingham, from "Thoreau" (1889) --
Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, from "Glimpses of force: Thoreau and Alcott" (1891) --
Julian Hawthorne and Leonard Lemmon, from "Henry David Thoreau" (1891) --
[Horace R. Hosmer], from "Reminiscences of Thoreau" (1893) --
Anonymous, from "Memories of Thoreau" (1897) --
S[amuel] A[rthur] J[ones], from "Thoreau's incarceration" (1898) --
Amanda P. Mather, [Recollections of Thoreau and Concord] (1897-1898) --
Anonymous, from "Reminiscences of Thoreau" (1899) --
Daniel Ricketson, from "Sketch of Henry D. Thoreau" (1902) --
George F. Hoar, [Reminiscences of Henry Thoreau] (1903) --
Ellen Watson, [Thoreau's visit to Plymouth in 1851] (1894) --
[Fanny Hardy Eckstorm], from "Thoreau's 'Maine woods'" (1908) --
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, from "Henry D. Thoreau" (1909 --
Edward Waldo Emerson, from Henry Thoreau as remembered by a young friend (1917) --
Mary Hosmer Brown, from Memories of Concord (1926) --
Mabel Loomis Todd, from The Thoreau family two generations ago (1958).
Series Title: Writers in their own time (University of Iowa Press)
Responsibility: edited by Sandra Harbert Petrulionis.

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More than any other Transcendentalist of his time, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) embodied the full complement of the movement's ideals and vocations: author, advocate for self-reform, stern critic of society, abolitionist, philosopher, and naturalist. The Thoreau of our time--valorized anarchist, founding environmentalist, and fervid advocate of civil disobedience--did not exist in the nineteenth century. In this rich and appealing collection, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis untangles Thoreau's multiple identities by offering a wide range of nineteenth-century commentary as the opinions of those who knew him evolved over time.

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