The Maine Woods / Edition 1

The Maine Woods / Edition 1

by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

Henry D. Thoreau traveled to the backwoods of Maine in 1846, 1853, and 1857. Originally published in 1864, and published now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, this volume is a powerful telling of those journeys through a rugged and largely unspoiled land. It presents Thoreau's fullest account of the wilderness.

The Maine Woods is classic Thoreau: a

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Henry D. Thoreau traveled to the backwoods of Maine in 1846, 1853, and 1857. Originally published in 1864, and published now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, this volume is a powerful telling of those journeys through a rugged and largely unspoiled land. It presents Thoreau's fullest account of the wilderness.

The Maine Woods is classic Thoreau: a personal story of exterior and interior discoveries in a natural setting—all conveyed in taut, masterly prose. Thoreau's evocative renderings of the life of the primitive forest—its mountains, waterways, fauna, flora, and inhabitants—are timeless and valuable on their own. But his impassioned protest against the despoilment of nature in the name of commerce and sport, which even by the 1850s threatened to deprive Americans of the "tonic of wildness," makes The Maine Woods an especially vital book for our own time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691118772
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/24/2004
Series:
Writings of Henry D. Thoreau Series
Edition description:
With a New introduction by Paul Theroux
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
615,332
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Map of the Maine Woods viii

Introduction by Paul Theroux ix

Ktaadn 3

Chesuncook 84

The Allegash and East Branch 157

Appendix 298

I. Trees

II. Flowers and Shrubs

III. List of Plants

IV. List of Birds

V. Quadrupeds

VI. Outfit for an Excursion

VII. A List of Indian Words

Index by Paul O.Williams 327

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