A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers


Introduction by: H. Daniel Peck
Notes by: H. Daniel Peck

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ePub
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  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781440672712
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Thoreau’s account of his 1839 boat trip is a finely crafted tapestry of travel writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of natural phenomena, the rural landscape, and local characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the Native American and Puritian histories of New England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and many other subjects.

Although it shares many of the themes in Thoreau’s classic WALDEN, A WEEKoffers an alternative perspective on his analaysis of the relationship between nature and culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Map of the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Notes

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