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THE ESSAYS OF HENRY D. THOREAU

THE ESSAYS OF HENRY D. THOREAU

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THE ESSAYS OF HENRY D. THOREAU

by Lewis Hyde (editor)

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Trade paperback, NF condition. ~~~ Introduction, essays, annotations, bibliography, index, 390 pages. ~~~ With The Essays of Henry D. Thoreau, Lewis Hyde gathers thirteen of Thoreau's finest short prose works and, for the first time in 150 years, presents them fully annotated and arranged in the order of their composition. This definitive edition includes Thoreau's most famous essays, "Civil Disobedience" and "Walking," along with lesser-known masterpieces such as "Wild Apples," "The Last Days of John Brown," and an account of his 1846 journey into the Maine wilderness to climb Mount Katahdin, an essay that ends on a unique note of sublimity and terror in the face of raw nature. ~~ Hyde diverges from the long-standing and dubious editorial custom of separating Thoreau's politics from his interest in nature, a division that has always obscured the ways in which the two are constantly entwined. "Natural History of Massachusetts" begins not with fish and birds but with a dismissal of the political world, and "Slavery in Massachusetts" ends with a meditation on the water lilies blooming on the Concord River. ~~ Thoreau's ideal reader was expected to be well versed in Greek and Latin, poetry and travel narrative, and politically engaged in current affairs. Hyde's detailed annotations clarify many of Thoreau's references and re-create the contemporary context wherein the nation's westward expansion was bringing to a head the racial tensions that would result in the Civil War.

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Monongahela Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
THE ESSAYS OF HENRY D. THOREAU
Author
Lewis Hyde (editor)
Format/Binding
Trade paperback
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
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Binding
Paperback
Publisher
North Point Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2002
Pages
390
Size
9 x 6
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0.00 lbs
Keywords
Concepts of Nature, Transcendentalism, Early Republic, slavery, civil disobedience, wilderness
Bookseller catalogs
American Literature; Americans & Nature; Transcendentalism;

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