Cape Cod / Edition 1

Cape Cod / Edition 1

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by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691118426

ISBN-13: 9780691118420

Pub. Date: 05/24/2004

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This new paperback edition of Henry D. Thoreau's compelling account of Cape Cod contains the complete, definitive text of the original. Introduced by American poet and literary critic Robert Pinsky--himself a resident of Cape Cod--this volume contains some of Thoreau's most beautiful writings.

In the plants, animals, topography, weather, and people of Cape Cod,

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This new paperback edition of Henry D. Thoreau's compelling account of Cape Cod contains the complete, definitive text of the original. Introduced by American poet and literary critic Robert Pinsky--himself a resident of Cape Cod--this volume contains some of Thoreau's most beautiful writings.

In the plants, animals, topography, weather, and people of Cape Cod, Thoreau finds "another world" Encounters with the ocean dominate this book, from the fatal shipwreck of the opening chapter to his later reflections on the Pilgrims' landing and reconnaissance. Along the way, Thoreau relates the experiences of fishermen and oystermen, farmers and salvagers, lighthouse-keepers and ship captains, as well as his own intense confrontations with the sea as he travels the land's outermost margins. Chronicles of exploration, settlement, and survival on the Cape lead Thoreau to reconceive the history of New England--and to recognize the parochialism of history itself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691118420
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/24/2004
Series:
Writings of Henry D. Thoreau Series
Edition description:
With a New introduction by Robert Pinsky
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
747,346
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction by Robert Pinsky ix

I. The Shipwreck 3

II. Stage-Coach Views 15

III. The Plains of Nauset 24

IV. The Beach 44

V. The Wellfleet Oysterman 62

VI. The Beach Again 80

VII. Across the Cape 101

VIII. The Highland Light 118

IX. The Sea and the Desert 139

X. Provincetown 167

Index 217

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