Cape Cod

Cape Cod

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by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

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Thoreau's compelling account of the region's plants, animals, topography, weather, and people features captivating tales of exploration, settlement, and survival. "Unquestionably the best book that has ever been written about Cape Cod."—Walter Harding.

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Thoreau's compelling account of the region's plants, animals, topography, weather, and people features captivating tales of exploration, settlement, and survival. "Unquestionably the best book that has ever been written about Cape Cod."—Walter Harding.

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The Days of Henry Thoreau
Cape Cod is Thoreau's sunniest, happiest book. It bubbles over with jokes, puns, tall tales, and genial good humor. . . . Unquestionably the best book that has ever been written about Cape Cod, and it is the model to which all new books about the Cape are still compared.
— Walter Harding
The Days of Henry Thoreau - Walter Harding
Cape Cod is Thoreau's sunniest, happiest book. It bubbles over with jokes, puns, tall tales, and genial good humor. . . . Unquestionably the best book that has ever been written about Cape Cod, and it is the model to which all new books about the Cape are still compared.
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"Cape Cod is Thoreau's sunniest, happiest book. It bubbles over with jokes, puns, tall tales, and genial good humor. . . . Unquestionably the best book that has ever been written about Cape Cod, and it is the model to which all new books about the Cape are still compared."—Walter Harding, The Days of Henry Thoreau

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486434933
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/19/2004
Series:
Dover Value Editions Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
478,039
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1817. He graduated from Harvard in 1837, the same year he began his lifelong Journal. Inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau became a key member of the Transcendentalist movement that included Margaret Fuller and Bronson Alcott. The Transcendentalists' faith in nature was tested by Thoreau between 1845 and 1847 when he lived for twenty-six months in a homemade hut at Walden Pond. While living at Walden, Thoreau worked on the two books published during his lifetime: Walden (1854) and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849). Several of his other works, including The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, and Excursions, were published posthumously. Thoreau died in Concord, at the age of forty-four, in 1862.

Paul Theroux, an internationally acclaimed travel writer, is also the author of over two dozen novels and works of non-fiction. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian Islands.

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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Cape Cod 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Blindfolded hot and heavy kisses, eaglespread
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I read this book when I was in school and I always want a copy of it. So now I have it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a poorly digitized copy without any corrections to the scanning errors.
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