Life of Henry David Thoreau (Classic Reprint)

Life of Henry David Thoreau (Classic Reprint)

by Henry S. Salt
     
 

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Influence of Emerson on Thoreau - Acquaintance with Hawthorne - Contributions to the Dial - The "Walk to Wachusett" - Solitude and society - Life in Emerson's family - Tutorship in Staten Island - Letters to the Emersons - Visits to New York - New acquaintances - The Brook Farm community - Thoreau's individualism - Plans for

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Excerpt from Life of Henry David Thoreau

Influence of Emerson on Thoreau - Acquaintance with Hawthorne - Contributions to the Dial - The "Walk to Wachusett" - Solitude and society - Life in Emerson's family - Tutorship in Staten Island - Letters to the Emersons - Visits to New York - New acquaintances - The Brook Farm community - Thoreau's individualism - Plans for living in retirement - Why he went to Walden; At Walden; Walden Pond - Site of Thoreau's hut - Building and furnishing - Mode of life in the woods - Simplicity of dress and diet - Solitude - Visitors from the village - Fugitive slaves - Refusal to pay poll-tax - Imprisonment - Studies in natural history - Reasons for leaving Walden - Value of Thoreau's experiment; Personality And Character; Thoreau's personal appearance - Mode of dress - Fitness of body and mind - Keenness of senses - Idealism - Its effect on his friendships - Dislike of society - Not a misanthrope - Sympathy with children - A Yankee Stoic - Favourite authors - Oriental books - Greek and Latin classics - Indian studies - Love of the wild - His walks - Familiarity with wild animals - A poet-naturalist - Magnetism of his character; Literary Life at Concord; Second residence with the Emersons - Publication of the Week - Domestic life at Concord - Friendship with Harrison Blake

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ISBN-13:
9781331290025
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/13/2015
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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