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New York, N.Y. : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Viking Press, c1985.
1114 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Henry David Thoreau wrote four full-length works, collected here in a single volume. Interweaving natural observation, personal experience, and historical lore, they reveal his brilliance not only as a writer, but as a naturalist, scholar, historian, poet, and philosopher. "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" is based on a boat trip taken with his brother from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire. "Walden" is at once a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, manual of self-reliance, and masterpiece of style. "The Maine Woods" and "Cape Cod" portray landscapes changing irreversibly even as he wrote. The first combines close observation of the unexplored Maine wilderness with a far-sighted plea for conservation; the second is a brilliant and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay.


A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers ; Walden, or, Life in the woods ; The Maine woods ; Cape Cod / Henry David Thoreau.
Thoreau, Henry David,
Thoreau, Henry David,
Thoreau, Henry David,
Thoreau, Henry David,
Walden, or, life in the woods.
The maine woods.
Cape Cod.
New York, N.Y. : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Viking Press, c1985.
818.308 T488 21
T488
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Homes and haunts -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods.
Wilderness areas -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Natural history -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods.
American prose literature -- 19th century. lcsh
1114 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
0940450275 (pbk.)