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(A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Walden / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod.pdf) This em Library of America em edition collects for the first time in one volume the four full length works in which Henry David Thoreau combined his poetic sensibility classical learning philosophical austerity and Yankee love of practical detail into literary masterpieces on humanity s communion with nature br br em A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers em is based on a boat trip Thoreau took with his brother in from Concord Massachusetts to Concord New Hampshire Ten years in the writing it was the book he retired to Walden to work on and incorporating essays passages from his journal and some of his best poems it is a superbly crafted achievement its texture enriched by the idealism of the Transcendentalists the delighted wordplay of an imaginative linguist the individualism of a young America and the earthiness of a lover of nature br br em Walden em is a personal declaration of independence a social experiment and a voyage of spiritual discovery set within the seasonal cycle of a year s Life in the Woods Simplify simplify is the beat of its more distant drummer to abandon waste and illusion to get to the bottom of life s essential needs and to practice a new economy for humane living Its witty and pointed rhetoric brings together language and nature the human and nonhuman in unusual conjunctions that resonate with symbolic meanings A manual of self reliance as well as a masterpiece of style it is one of the most fervently loved classics of American literature br br em The Maine Woods em is an account of three trips taken by boat and canoe in and through an unexplored interior bypassed by westward expansion It describes the virgin rivers and forests of Maine the customs of woodsmen and Indian guides the hunting of moose and the effects of the timber industry and encroaching settlement An early and eloquent plea for conservation by a far sighted naturalist its close observation of the American wild becomes an examination of the motives which carry men into the wilderness br br em Cape Cod em is the bleakest of Thoreau s works resembling Melville s prose in its vision of the titanic indifference of nature Cape Cod appears as both ocean and desert a vast expanse of shipwrecks and barren soil peopled by hardy weathered inhabitants who seem survivors from the age of the first Pilgrims Based upon his own visits and upon accounts from the earliest times it is an unsentimental study of human endurance in the face of hostile elements historical change and natural decayDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Walden / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod books for multiple devices.

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