The Nature Books of Henry David Thoreau – 6 Titles in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)

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"A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" is a narrative of a 2 week boat trip from Concord, Massachusetts, down the Concord River to the Middlesex Canal, to the Merrimack River, up to Concord, New Hampshire, and back, taken by Thoreau and his brother John. It covers diverse topics such as religion, poetry, and history, which Thoreau relates to his own life experiences. "Walden" details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built in the woods near Walden Pond, Massachusetts. The book is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. "The Maine Woods" is a collection of accounts of 3 different trips Thoreau took to wilds of Maine, unified by his increasing fascination with the primitive world and the "wild," both environmental and psychological. "Cape Cod" is an account based on a few trips Thoreau took to Cape Cod. It depicts a journey through the dismal, deserted, unpopulated wasteland that was Cape Cod in the early 1850s, describing both the landscape and the rugged people who lived in it. "A Yankee in Canada" is an excursion book about Thoreau's journey to the region of Montréal and Québec in the Fall of 1850. "Canoeing" in the Wilderness is the record of the canoe trip through Main Woods. It is vast tract of almost virgin woodland, peopled only with a few loggers and pioneer farmers, Indians, and wild animals. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, and naturalist best known for his reflections on nature and his advocacy of simple living. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, Thoreau graduated from Harvard College in 1837 and embraced transcendentalism, a philosophical movement that emphasized the inherent goodness of people and nature as well as a life of individualism and self-reliance. Thoreau's literary style mixes clear, straightforward prose with transcendentalist philosophy, presenting his nature observations in a meditative tone that has inspired readers to consider their relationship with the natural environment.

A towering figure in American letters, Thoreau's masterwork, 'Walden; or, Life in the Woods' (1854), offers a powerful examination of voluntary simplicity and thoughtful living. However, the compilation 'The Nature Books of Henry David Thoreau – 6 Titles in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)' encapsulates his profound connection with the environment. This compilation often includes 'Walden', 'Walking', and 'The Maine Woods', which collectively showcase his vivid description of nature and his ideas of conservation and environmental awareness before they were widely accepted. Though Thoreau's life was brief, succumbing to tuberculosis at 44, his writings continue to influence thinkers, writers, and environmentalists worldwide, cementing his place as an essential figure in the American literary canon.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 1117 Seiten

Größe: 4,8 MB

ISBN: 8596547761549