Canoeing in the Wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
At the time Thoreau made this wilderness canoe trip he was forty years old. The record of the journey is the latter half of his The Maine Woods, which is perhaps the finest idyl of the forest ever written. It is particularly charming in its blending of meditative and poetic fancies with the minute description of the voyager's experiences. The chief attraction that inspired Thoreau to make the trip was the primitiveness of the region. Here was a vast tract of almost virgin woodland, peopled only with a few loggers and pioneer farmers, Indians, and wild animals. No one could have been better fitted than Thoreau to enjoy such a region and to transmit his enjoyment of it to others.
In 1912, D. H. Lawrence left England for the first time visiting Germany, the Alps, and Italy. Although Twilight in Italy, about his experiences on his voyage, was his first travel book, Anais Nin said it 'cannot be read as an ordinary travel book, for his voyage is philosophic, as well as a symbolic and sensuous one'. The essays about Germany have the tone of a journalistic search for information about an alien culture, while the Alps essays explore the author's intense personal reactions to the mesmerizing landscape of the mountains. The Italian essays create an image of the polarity between North and South, a duality which extends metaphorically throughout Lawrence's work. A powerful underlying theme uniting these essays is the threat of approaching war
|Publisher:||Bottom of the Hill Publishing|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)|
About the Author
Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, abolitionist, nautralist, tax resister, development critic, suveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading trancendentalist. His writings on natural history and philosophy have became sources for modern-day environmentalism.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a good read. Well worth the purchase. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. If you like the outdoors and a visit to the past you will surely enjoy this book.
If you like nature and the outdoors, you'll love this. Along the lines of J F Cooper.