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Cape Cod / Edition 1
     

Cape Cod / Edition 1

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by Henry David Thoreau, Robert Pinsky, Joseph J. Moldenhauer
 

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ISBN-10: 0691118426

ISBN-13: 9780691118420

Pub. Date: 05/24/2004

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreau's journey of discovery along this evocative stretch of Massachusetts coastline, during which time he came to understand the complex relationship between the sea and the shore. He spent his nights in lighthouses, in fishing huts, and on isolated farms. He passed his days wandering the beaches, where he observed the wide variety

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Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreau's journey of discovery along this evocative stretch of Massachusetts coastline, during which time he came to understand the complex relationship between the sea and the shore. He spent his nights in lighthouses, in fishing huts, and on isolated farms. He passed his days wandering the beaches, where he observed the wide variety of life, and death, offered up by the ocean. Through these observations, Thoreau discovered that the only way to truly know the sea - its depth, its wildness, and the natural life it contained - was to study it from the shore. Like his most famous work, Walden, Cape Cod is full of Thoreau's unique perceptions and precise descriptions. But it is also full of his own joy and wonder at having stumbled across a new frontier so close to home, where a man may stand and "put all America behind him."

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:
867,349
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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