Canoeing in the Wilderness (annotated)

Canoeing in the Wilderness (annotated)

by Henry David Thoreau

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Overview

Canoeing in the Wilderness is a classic wilderness adventure story by Henry David Thoreau.

Thoreau was born at Concord, Massachusetts, July 12, 1817, and at the time he made this wilderness canoe trip he was forty years old. The record of the journey is the latter half of his The Maine Woods, which is perhaps the finest idyl of the forest ever written. It is particularly charming in its blending of meditative and poetic fancies with the minute description of the voyager's experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519308948
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2015
Pages: 98
Sales rank: 794,308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry amount to more than 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, in which he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close observation of nature, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and Yankee attention to practical detail.[3] He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

Date of Birth:

July 12, 1817

Date of Death:

May 6, 1862

Place of Birth:

Concord, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Concord, Massachusetts

Education:

Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

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Canoeing in the Wilderness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good read. Well worth the purchase. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. If you like the outdoors and a visit to the past you will surely enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like nature and the outdoors, you'll love this. Along the lines of J F Cooper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago