A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 9781681957340
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Nature

A Wonderful Journey through the Forests of Maine “The mission of men there seems to be, like so many busy demons, to drive the forest out of the country.”- Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers presents Thoreau's fullest account of the wilderness. It’s a personal story of exterior and interior discoveries in a natural setting.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry D Thoreau

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Scholarly Pub Office Univ of
ISBN: 1425545602
Release Date: 2006-09
Genre: History

Based on a trip with his brother in 1839, "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" is an excellent example of Thoreau's talent for naturalistic writing. In exquisite detail Thoreau depicts the nature that surrounds him over the course of his trip. One of only two books to be published during his lifetime, Thoreau began work on "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" following his brother's death in 1842, however the work was not fully completed and published until 1849. A failure when first published "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" has since been recognized as one of Thoreau's great naturalist works.

Of Friendship

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1341342158
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre:

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The Illustrated A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400857197
Release Date: 2014-07-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book offers a selection of superb photographs by the famous turn-of-the-century photographer Herbert Gleason. Retracing one of Thoreau's early journeys, Gleason produced moving and dramatic pictures of life along the rivers of New England. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Deep Travel

Author: David K. Leff
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781587298394
Release Date: 2009-04
Genre: Travel

In the hot summer of 2004, David Leff floated away from the routine of daily life just as Henry David Thoreau and his brother had done in their own small boat in 1839. Fortified with Thoreau’s observations as revealed in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Leff brought his own concept of mindful deep travel to these same New England waterways. His first-person narrative uses his ecological way of looking, of going deep rather than far, to show that our outward journeys are inseparable from our inward ones. How we see depends on where we are in our lives and with whom we travel. Leff chose his companions wisely. In consecutive journeys his neighbor and friend Alan, a veteran city planner; his son Josh, an energetic eleven-year-old; and his sweetheart Pamela, a compassionate professional caregiver, added their perspectives to Leff’s own experiences as a government official in natural resources policy. Not so much sight seeing as sight seeking, together they explored a geography of the imagination as well as the rich natural and human histories of the rivers and their communities. The heightened awareness of deep travel demands that we immerse ourselves fully in places and realize that they exist in time as well as space. Its mindfulness enriches the experience and makes the voyager worthy of the journey. Leff’s intriguing, contemplative deep travel along these historic rivers presents a methodology for exploration that will enrich any trip.

Thoreau s Morning Work

Author: H. Daniel Peck
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300061048
Release Date: 1994-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Walden, the only works Thoreau conceived and brought to conclusion as books, bear a distinctively important relation to each other and to his Journal, the document whose twenty-four-year composition encompasses their development. In a brilliant new book, H. Daniel Peck shows how these three works engage one another dialectically and how all of them participate in a larger project of imagination. "Morning work," a phrase from Walden, is the name Peck gives to this larger project. by it he means the work done by memory and perception as they act to shape Thoreau's emerging vision of a harmonious universe. Peck argues that the changing balance of memory and perception in the three works defines the unique literary character of each of them. He offers a major reevaluation of Walden, which he sees neither as the epitome of Thoreau's career (the traditional view) nor as an anomaly (the recent, revisionary view). Rather, he sees Walden as a pivotal work, reflecting the issues of loss and remembrance that earlier had found prominent expression in A Week and prefiguring the late Journal's vision of natural order. Focusing on the two-million-word Journal, Peck provides the first critical analysis that defines the essential forces and the imaginative coherence in its vast discursiveness. The consideration of memory and perception in Thoreau also leads peck to the issue of the writer's modernity, and he explores the ways in which Thoreau anticipates twentieth-century thought, especially in the works of such great objectivist philosophers as William James and Alfred North Whitehead.

Journeys Adventures Life in Harmony with Nature 6 Book Collection Illustrated

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026874645
Release Date: 2017-03-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This carefully crafted ebook: “Journeys, Adventures & Life in Harmony with Nature – 6 Book Collection (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: “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.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU The Man The Philosopher The Trailblazer Illustrated

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026874669
Release Date: 2017-03-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This carefully crafted ebook: "HENRY DAVID THOREAU – The Man, The Philosopher & The Trailblazer (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Biography: Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson Books: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Walden (Life in the Woods) The Maine Woods Cape Cod A Yankee in Canada Canoeing in the Wilderness Essays Natural History of Massachusetts A Walk to Wachusett A Winter Walk Walking Night and Moonlight The Highland Light Collected Letters 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.

Thoreau s Book of Quotations

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486159317
Release Date: 2012-05-24
Genre: Literary Collections

In more than 600 striking, thought-provoking excerpts, grouped under 17 headings, Thoreau rails against injustice, gives voice to his love of nature, and advocates simplicity and conscious living. Note.

The Most Alive is the Wildest Thoreau s Complete Works on Living in Harmony with the Nature

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026874706
Release Date: 2017-03-05
Genre: Philosophy

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Most Alive is the Wildest – Thoreau's Complete Works on Living in Harmony with the Nature” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction: Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson Books: Walden (Life in the Woods) A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers The Maine Woods Essays: Walking A Winter Walk A Walk to Wachusett Natural History of Massachusetts The Landlord The Succession of Forest Trees Autumnal Tints Wild Apples Night and Moonlight The Highland Light 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.