Backwoods and Along the Seashore: Selections from Henry David Thoreau's Maine Woods and Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Backwoods and Along the Seashore: Selections from Henry David Thoreau's Maine Woods and Cape Cod

Backwoods and Along the Seashore: Selections from Henry David Thoreau's Maine Woods and Cape Cod

by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

The craft and insight that have made Walden one of the best-loved classics of American literature are also found in Henry David Thoreau's other writings. Here, in selections from two of his lesser-known gems, The Maine Woods and Cape Cod , are some of Thoreau's most inspired reflections on the natural world and our relationship to it. Included

Overview

The craft and insight that have made Walden one of the best-loved classics of American literature are also found in Henry David Thoreau's other writings. Here, in selections from two of his lesser-known gems, The Maine Woods and Cape Cod , are some of Thoreau's most inspired reflections on the natural world and our relationship to it. Included is Thoreau's record of his climb up Mount Katahdin, his arduous journey by canoe down the Allegash River, the deadly shipwreck he encountered on his first trip to Cape Cod—which was then a wild and sparsely populated place—and his wonderfully colorful and humorous portrait of a Wellfleet oysterman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570620560
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Series:
Shambhala Pocket Classics Ser.
Edition description:
1st Shambhala ed
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
2.96(w) x 4.46(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) is one of the most beloved figures in American literature. He is the author of dozens of books and essays, including On Civil Disobedience, The Maine Woods, and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 12, 1817
Date of Death:
May 6, 1862
Place of Birth:
Concord, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Concord, Massachusetts
Education:
Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

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