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The Maine Woods : Writings of Henry D. Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau

The Maine Woods

Writings of Henry D. Thoreau

By: Henry David Thoreau, Joseph J. Moldenhauer (Editor), Paul Theroux (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 24th May 2004
ISBN: 9780691118772
Number Of Pages: 376

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Henry D. Thoreau traveled to the backwoods of Maine in 1846, 1853, and 1857. Originally published in 1864, and published now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, this volume is a powerful telling of those journeys through a rugged and largely unspoiled land. It presents Thoreau's fullest account of the wilderness.

"The Maine Woods" is classic Thoreau: a personal story of exterior and interior discoveries in a natural setting--all conveyed in taut, masterly prose. Thoreau's evocative renderings of the life of the primitive forest--its mountains, waterways, fauna, flora, and inhabitants--are timeless and valuable on their own. But his impassioned protest against the despoilment of nature in the name of commerce and sport, which even by the 1850s threatened to deprive Americans of the "tonic of wildness," makes "The Maine Woods" an especially vital book for our own time.

Map of the Maine Woodsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Ktaadnp. 3
Chesuncookp. 84
The Allegash and East Branchp. 157
Appendixp. 298
Flowers and Shrubs
List of Plants
List of Birds
Outfit for an Excursion
A List of Indian Words
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780691118772
ISBN-10: 0691118779
Series: Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 24th May 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Type: Revised