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Henry David Thoreau Classics: Walden
Walden by Henry David Thoreau is an autobiographical account of Henry David Thoreau's experiment in simple living in a small one room cabin on the banks of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. He... More > lived there 2 years and 2 months, he recounts in the beginning of the text, but condensed the narrative to just one year for clarity. The book is essentially Thoreau's exploration of just how simple one person could live, by looking at things in ideal terms and trying to work some of those things into his way of life. He asks, what are the essentials for a person to live and go about living?< Less
Henry David Thoreau Classics: Excursions
Almost all the works by Henry David Thoreau are based on his own experiences in the woods and the natural surroundings. Thoreau loved nature and the animals that inhabited the jungles. He was not in... More > favour of hunting the small animals.
Excursion is the result of his own experience which he describes so minutely that readers are led in to the world where they do feel as if they were the part of the adventures which Thoreau went throught.
I read in Audubon with a thrill of delight, when the snow covers the ground, of the magnolia, and the Florida keys, and their warm sea-breezes; of the fence-rail, and the cotton-tree, and the migrations of the rice-bird; of the breaking up of winter in Labrador, and the melting of the snow on the forks of the Missouri; and owe an accession of health to these reminiscences of luxuriant nature.< Less
Henry David Thoreau Classics: Collected Essays
Henry David Thoreau Classics: Collected Essays by Henry David Thoreau presents the best of the essays writtne by the author. Thoreau was a keen observer of human society and nature and he left no... More > stone unturned when it came to analyzing the characteristics of the each. His sincere approach to life was his greatest virtue. He was bred to no profession; he never married; he lived alone; he never went to church; he never voted; he refused to pay a tax to the State: he ate no flesh, he drank no wine, he never knew the use of tobacco; and, though a naturalist, he used neither trap nor gun. He chose, wisely, no doubt, for himself, to be the bachelor of thought and Nature. He had no talent for wealth, and knew how to be poor without the least hint of squalor or inelegance.< Less
Henry David Thoreau Classics: Canoeing In the Wilderness
Canoeing In the Wilderness by Henry David Thoreau is one of the most prominent of the writings which he wrote about nature and the animals living in harmony with the nature.
Thoreau was not a... More > hunter. He was curious to know about the world of small animals and he abhorred the people who killed them.
He was a curious human being and he believed that a human does not essentially need the things which he continues to accumulate around him. In the present volume various details and digressions that are not of interest to most readers have been omitted, but except for such elimination Thoreau's text has been retained throughout. It is believed that nothing essential has been sacrificed, and that the narrative in this form will be found lively, informing, and thoroughly enjoyable.< Less
Henry David Thoreau Classics: Cape Cod
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau is one of the most prominent of the writings He was a man of the strongest local attachments, and seldom wandered beyond his native township. A trip abroad did not... More > tempt him in the least.
His book was the result of several journeys, but the only trip of which he tells us in detail was in October. That month, therefore, was the one I chose for my own visit to the Cape when I went to secure the series of pictures that illustrate this edition; for I wished to see the region as nearly as possible in the same guise that Thoreau describes it. From Sandwich, where his record of Cape experiences begins, and where the inner shore first takes a decided turn eastward, I followed much the same route he had travelled in 1849, clear to Provincetown, at the very tip of the hook.< Less
CAPE COD - The Collected Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume V
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Originally published in 1865 by Houghton and Mifflin’s predecessor, Ticknor and Fields, Henry David Thoreau’s Cape Cod is a earthy, humorous and enlightening account of the arm of... More > Massachusetts, Cape Cod. Cape Cod, Volume V of the Collected Writings of Henry David Thoreau is now available in an affordable quality trade paperback.< Less
Henry David Thoreau Classics: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
While the book may appear to be a travel journal, broken up into chapters for each day, the book is rarely about that topic, as the actual trip took two weeks. While given passages are a literal... More > description of the journey from Concord, Massachusetts, down the Concord River to the Middlesex Canal, to the Merrimack River, up to Concord, New Hampshire, and back, much of the text is in the form of digressions by the Harvard-educated author on diverse topics such as religion, poetry, and history. Thoreau relates these topics back to his own life experiences, often framed by the rapid changes taking place in his native New England during the Industrial Revolution, often changes that Thoreau laments.< Less
A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK
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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack is Henry David Thoreau's first book first published in 1849. The book is ostensibly the narrative of a boat trip from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New... More > Hampshire and back Thoreau had taken with his brother John in 1839. As John had died in 1842, Thoreau wrote the book as a tribute to his memory.< Less