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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers  : Penguin Classics S. - Henry David Thoreau

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Penguin Classics S.


Published: 1st December 1998
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Thoreau's Week shared many themes with his classic Walden: self-renewal in nature, the spiritual meanings of perception, and the shallowness of contemporary culture, religion, and politics. But while Walden portrays a pastoral life essentially impervious to time, A Week dramatizes change and the inevitability of loss. The loss that implicitly informs the narrative, deepening its elegiac treatment of New England's past, is the tragic death of Thoreau's brother, John, only three years after the journey. Yet, through the classic structure of departure and return, Thoreau imaginatively redeems both his personal and historical losses, as he voyages upon the stream of time.

Introductionp. ix
Concord Riverp. 5
Saturdayp. 15
Sundayp. 43
Mondayp. 117
Tuesdayp. 179
Wednesdayp. 235
Thursdayp. 298
Fridayp. 334
Indexp. 395
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ISBN: 9780140434422
ISBN-10: 0140434429
Series: Penguin Classics S.
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st December 1998
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition