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The Maine Woods (Penguin Nature Classics)

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"What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone!...Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature." Henry David Thoreau

Over a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to the largely unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe by moonlight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea and moose lips. Taking notes constantly, Thoreau was just as likely to turn his observant eye to the habits and languages of the Abnaki Indians or the arduous life of the logger as he was to the workings of nature. He acutely observed the rivers, lakes, mountains, wolves, moose, and stars in the dark sky. He also told of nights sitting by the campfire, and of meeting men who communicated with each other by writing on the trunks of trees. In The Maine Woods, Thoreau captured a wilder side of America and revealed his own adventurous spirit.

Synopsis:

With Abnaki guides, Thoreau climbed Mt. Katahdin and hiked deep into the Maine woods to places where one "might live and die and never hear of the United States". His accurate, evocative descriptions still reflect his belief that man himself is a part of the natural world.

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.

Edward Hoagland's books include The Courage of Turtles, Walking the Dead Diamond River, Red Wolves and Black Bears, and Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Bragging for Humanity" by Edward Hoagland

Ktaadn

Chesuncook

The Allegash and East Branch

Appendix:

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140170139
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Designed:
Hoagland, Edward
Introduction by:
Hoagland, Edward
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Designed by:
Hoagland, Edward
Designed:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Author:
Hoagland, Edward
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Maine
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Journeys -- Maine.
Subject:
Piscataquis County
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Authors, American -- 19th century.
Subject:
Maine Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Nature Classics
Series Volume:
1882
Publication Date:
19880931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.10x5.32x1.21 in. .83 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , With Abnaki guides, Thoreau climbed Mt. Katahdin and hiked deep into the Maine woods to places where one "might live and die and never hear of the United States". His accurate, evocative descriptions still reflect his belief that man himself is a part of the natural world.

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