The Maine Woods

The Maine Woods

by Henry David Thoreau, Edward Hoagland
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Overview

The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau

"What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone!...Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature." Henry David Thoreau

Over a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to the largely unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe by moonlight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea and moose lips. Taking notes constantly, Thoreau was just as likely to turn his observant eye to the habits and languages of the Abnaki Indians or the arduous life of the logger as he was to the workings of nature. He acutely observed the rivers, lakes, mountains, wolves, moose, and stars in the dark sky. He also told of nights sitting by the campfire, and of meeting men who communicated with each other by writing on the trunks of trees. In The Maine Woods, Thoreau captured a wilder side of America and revealed his own adventurous spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440621499
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1988
Series: Classic, Nature, Penguin
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
File size: 673 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul Theroux is a travel writer who is widely credited with reviving the genre in 1975 with his The Great Railway Bazaar. Among his other books are the novels Chicago Loop and Mosquito Coast. He lives on Cape Cod and in Hawaii.

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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