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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Henry David Thoreau - Author

H. Daniel Peck - Introduction by

H. Daniel Peck - Notes by

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ISBN 9780140434422 | 384 pages | 01 Dec 1998 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat trip is a finely crafted tapestry of travel writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of natural phenomena, the rural landscape, and local characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the Native American and Puritian histories of New England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and many other subjects.

Although it shares many of the themes in Thoreau's classic WALDEN, A WEEK offers an alternative perspective on his analaysis of the relationship between nature and culture.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers - Henry David Thoreau

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Map of the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Notes