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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.

Table of Contents

Map of the Maine Woods viii

Introduction by Paul Theroux ix

Ktaadn 3

Chesuncook 84

The Allegash and East Branch 157

Appendix 298

I. Trees

II. Flowers and Shrubs

III. List of Plants

IV. List of Birds

V. Quadrupeds

VI. Outfit for an Excursion

VII. A List of Indian Words

Index by Paul O.Williams 327

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691014043
Editor:
Moldenhauer, Joseph J.
Afterword:
Moldenhauer, Joseph J.
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Author:
Theroux, Paul
Author:
Moldenhauer, Joseph J.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American Language and Literature
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Literature: Primary Works and Letters
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Writings of Henry D. Thoreau (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19830821
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
375
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 15 oz

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