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Cape Cod : Penguin Nature Library - Henry David Thoreau

Cape Cod

Penguin Nature Library

Paperback Published: 1st June 1995
ISBN: 9780140170023
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Thoreau's classic account of his meditative, beach-combing walking trips to Cape Cod in the early 1850s, reflecting on the elemental forces of the sea, with an introduction by Paul Theroux

Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreau’s journey of discovery along this evocative stretch of Massachusetts coastline, during which time he came to understand the complex relationship between the sea and the shore. He spent his nights in lighthouses, in fishing huts, and on isolated farms. He passed his days wandering the beaches, where he observed the wide variety of life and death offered up by the ocean. Through these observations, Thoreau discovered that the only way to truly know the sea—its depth, its wildness, and the natural life it contained—was to study it from the shore. Like his most famous work, Walden, Cape Cod is full of Thoreau’s unique perceptions and precise descriptions. But it is also full of his own joy and wonder at having stumbled across a new frontier so close to home, where a man may stand and “put all America behind him.”

Part of the Penguin Nature Library edited by Edward Hoagland

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.

The Shipwreckp. 3
Stage-Coach Viewsp. 21
The Plains of Nausetp. 35
The Beachp. 65
The Wellfleet Oystermanp. 91
The Beach Againp. 117
Across the Capep. 149
The Highland Lightp. 174
The Sea and the Desertp. 205
Provincetownp. 247
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ISBN: 9780140170023
ISBN-10: 0140170022
Series: Penguin Nature Library
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st June 1995
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Type: New edition