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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.

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1864, and published now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, this volume is a powerful telling of Thoreau's journeys through a rugged and largely unspoiled land. It presents his fullest account of the wilderness.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Paul Theroux is a travel writer who is widely credited with reviving the genre in 1975 with his "The Great Railway Bazaar". Among his other books are the novels "Chicago Loop" and "Mosquito Coast". He lives on Cape Cod and in Hawaii.

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:
9780691118772
Editor:
Moldenhauer, Joseph J.
Introduction:
Theroux, Paul
Introduction by:
Theroux, Paul
Introduction:
Theroux, Paul
Editor:
Moldenhauer, Joseph J.
Author:
r, Joseph J.
Author:
Theroux, Paul
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Author:
Moldenhaue
Author:
Moldenhauer, Joseph J.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Regional Subjects - New England
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
American Language and Literature
Subject:
Literature: Primary Works and Letters
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Authors, American -- 19th century.
Subject:
Maine Description and travel.
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Classic Editions
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1864, and published now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, this volume is a powerful telling of Thoreau's journeys through a rugged and largely unspoiled land. It presents his fullest account of the wilderness.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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