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Dec 01, 1998
| ISBN 9780140434422
Dec 01, 1998
| ISBN 9781440672712
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Dec 01, 1998 | ISBN 9780140434422
Dec 01, 1998 | ISBN 9781440672712
Thoreau’s account of his 1839 boat trip is a finely crafted tapestry of travel writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of natural phenomena, the rural landscape, and local characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the Native American and Puritian histories of New England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and many other subjects. Although it shares many of the themes in Thoreau’s classic Walden, A Week on the Concord offers an alternative perspective on his analaysis of the relationship between nature and culture.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. His father worked successively as a farmer, a grocer, and a manufacturer of pencils, and the family was frequently in difficult financial straits. After studying locally, Thoreau won… More about Henry David Thoreau
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers – Henry David Thoreau IntroductionSuggestions for Further ReadingA Note on the TextMap of the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
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