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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Paperback, Revised edition) Loot Price: R350
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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Paperback, Revised edition): Henry David Thoreau

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Paperback, Revised edition)

Henry David Thoreau; Edited by Carl F. Hovde, William L Howarth, Elizabeth Hall Witherell; Introduction by John McPhee

Series: Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, 19

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Henry D. Thoreau's classic "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" is published now as a new paperback edition and includes an introduction by noted writer John McPhee. This work--unusual for its symbolism and structure, its criticism of Christian institutions, and its many-layered storytelling--was Thoreau's first published book.

In the late summer of 1839, Thoreau and his older brother John made a two-week boat-and-hiking trip from Concord, Massachusetts, to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. After John's sudden death in 1842, Thoreau began to prepare a memorial account of their excursion. He wrote two drafts of this story at Walden Pond, which he continued to revise and expand until 1849, when he arranged for its publication at his own expense. The book's heterodoxy and apparent formlessness troubled its contemporary audience. Modern readers, however, have come to see it as an appropriate predecessor to "Walden," with Thoreau's story of a river journey depicting the early years of his spiritual and artistic growth.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, 19
Release date: May 2004
First published: June 2004
Authors: Henry David Thoreau
Editors: Carl F. Hovde • William L Howarth • Elizabeth Hall Witherell
Introduction by: John McPhee
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 624
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-11878-9
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
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LSN: 0-691-11878-7
Barcode: 9780691118789

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