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A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers ; Walden, or, Life in the woods ; The Maine woods ; Cape Cod

Author: Henry David Thoreau; Robert F Sayre
Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by the Viking Press, ©1985.
Series: Library of America.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry David Thoreau; Robert F Sayre
ISBN: 0940450275 9780940450271
OCLC Number: 11785549
Description: 1114 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers --
Walden; or, life in the woods --
The Maine woods --
Cape Cod.
Series Title: Library of America.
Other Titles: Week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers.
Walden.
Maine woods.
Cape Cod.
Prose works.
Responsibility: Henry David Thoreau ; [Robert F. Sayre wrote the notes and selected the texts for this novel].

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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.

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