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The Portable Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and an artist. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society. Heedless of his friends’ advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent, which was that of a poet-philosopher, in prose and verse.

Carl Bode brings together the best of Thoreau’s works in The Portable Thoreau, a comprehensive collection of the writings of a unique and profoundly influential American thinker. The complete texts of Thoreau’s classic works Walden and “Civil Disobedience,” as well as selections from The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, the Journal, and eighteen poems are included. Bode’s introduction rounds out this compact volume, offering a thorough and informative analysis of Thoreau and the forces that shaped his life and writing.

“This compact book, containing infinite riches in a little room, is a simple setting for sound sense, nugget-like thought, the refined essences of a point of view”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 697-698).

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1817. He graduated from Harvard in 1837, the same year he began his lifelong Journal. Inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau became a key member of the Transcendentalist movement that included Margaret Fuller and Bronson Alcott. The Transcendentalists' faith in nature was tested by Thoreau between 1845 and 1847 when he lived for twenty-six months in a homemade hut at Walden Pond. While living at Walden, Thoreau worked on the two books published during his lifetime: Walden (1854) and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849). Several of his other works, including The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, and Excursions, were published posthumously. Thoreau died in Concord, at the age of forty-four, in 1862.

Carl Bode, professor emeritus of English/American Studies at the University of Maryland, is a freelance writer. Founder and first president of the American Studies Assocation, he is also past president of he Popular Culture Association and the Mencken Society. His books include The American Lyceum, Antebellum Culture, and Mencken. He has edited Collected Poems of Henry Thoreau and The Best of Thoreau's Journals; and has co-edited The Correspondence of Henry David Thoreau and, in collaboration with Malcolm Cowley, The Portable Emerson.

Table of Contents

The Portable Thoreau Introduction by the Editor

Chronology

Natural History of Massachusetts, 1842

A Winter Walk, 1843

The Maine Woods, 1848

The Wilds of the Penobscot

Life in the Wilderness

Civil Disobedience, 1849

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, 1849

Poems

I Am a Parcel of Vain Strivings Tied

In the Busy Streets, Domains of Trade

I Knew a Man by Sight

Lately, Alas, I Knew a Gentle Boy

Each More Melodious Note I Hear

Independence

Not Unconcerned Wachusett Rears His Head

My Friends, Why Should We Live

Low in the Eastern Sky

Great Friend

Fog

Brother Where Dost Thou Dwell

This Is My Carnac, Whose Unmeasured Dome

Love Equals Swift and Slow

Though All the Fates Should Prove Unkind

Manhood

Between the Traveler and the Setting Sun

Nature

A Yankee in Canada, 1853

Concord to Montreal

Walden, 1854

Economy

Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

Reading

Sounds

Solitude

Visitors

The Bean Field

The Village

The Ponds

Baker Farm

Higher Laws

Brute Neighbors

Housewarming

Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors

Winter Animals

The Pond in Winter

Spring

Conclusion

Journal, 1858

Walking, 1862

Life without Principle, 1863

Cape Cod, 1864

The Wellfleet Oysterman

The Last Days of John Brown, 1860

Epilogue by the Editor

Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140150315
Editor:
Bode, Carl
Author:
Bode, Carl
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Collected works (single author, multi-form)
Subject:
Collections - Single Author/Multiple Formats
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Viking portable library
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
19770127
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
7.78x5.00x1.20 in. 1.01 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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