A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Menzel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've never read such a beautiful and gentle book...In this book, writen during his time in Walden pond, Thoreau documents a boat trip he made with his brother, from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire. A delightful journey immersing themselves (and the reader) fully into nature and a time where things were different, calmer, probably better. A wonderful narrative where Thoreau intercalates descriptions of the scenery and its inhabitants with observations and thoughts about poetry, religion, philosophy, friendship, literature and history among other topics, flowing effortlessly between the former and the later like the rivers themselves. The reader often feels in the same boat as the two brothers, sailing on the brown rivers or having supper in a small, human-free, green island only to be taken the next second over a thought-provoking essay about religion or a history lesson about the indian wars. Thoreau shows an unusual grasp of english and brilliant prose which shines on every page, making it a little bit difficult to read for the non-native english speaker like me, but it's absolutely worth the effort. This is probably the most erudite book I ever read. Henry David Thoreau is king.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pagination is off and words are unreadable. I am deleting it from my library - a waste of time.
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