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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau: Reform Papers.
     

The Writings of Henry David Thoreau: Reform Papers.

by Henry David Thoreau, Thomas F. Glick (Editor), Wendell Glick (Editor)
 

The selections from the polemical writings of Thoreau that make up Reform Papers represent every stage in his twenty-two years of active writing. Consequently, they are a microcosm of his literary career, allowing therreader to achieve a full sense of Thoreau's evolution as a writer and thinker. The volume opens with "The Service," one of the best examples

Overview

The selections from the polemical writings of Thoreau that make up Reform Papers represent every stage in his twenty-two years of active writing. Consequently, they are a microcosm of his literary career, allowing therreader to achieve a full sense of Thoreau's evolution as a writer and thinker. The volume opens with "The Service," one of the best examples of Thoreau's early style and interests, and contains ten other essays as well.

Reform Papers

  • The Service
  • Paradise (To Be) Regained
  • Herald of Freedom
  • Wendell Phillips Before Concord Lyceum
  • Resistance to Civil Government
  • Slavery in Massachusetts
  • A Plea for Captain John Brown
  • Martyrdom of John Brown
  • The Last Days of John Brown
  • Life without Principle
  • Reform and the Reformers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691062419
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1974
Series:
Writings of Henry D. Thoreau Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.29(h) x 1.22(d)

Meet the Author

Massachusetts native Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a leading member of the American Transcendentalist movement, whose faith in nature was tested while Thoreau lived in a homemade hut at Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847. While there, Thoreau worked on the two books published in his lifetime: Walden and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, Excursions, and other works were published posthumously.

Brief Biography

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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