Cape Cod

Cape Cod

by Henry David Thoreau
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Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486434933
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 03/19/2004
Series: Dover Value Editions Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 943,382
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.44(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

July 12, 1817

Date of Death:

May 6, 1862

Place of Birth:

Concord, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Concord, Massachusetts


Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

Table of Contents

IThe Shipwreck3
IIStage-Coach Views21
IIIThe Plains of Nauset35
IVThe Beach65
VThe Wellfleet Oysterman91
VIThe Beach Again117
VIIAcross the Cape149
VIIIThe Highland Light174
IXThe Sea and the Desert205

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Cape Cod 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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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!
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This is a poorly digitized copy without any corrections to the scanning errors.
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