Presenting essays by distinguished contributors, this collection is a valuable resource for historical and contextual material, whether on early writings like A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, the monumental Walden, or on Thoreau's assorted journals and later books.
Table of Contents1. Thoreau's reputation Walter Harding; 2. Thoreau and Concord Robert D. Richardson, Jr; 3. Thoreau and Emerson Robert Sattelmeyer; 4. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Linck C. Johnson; 5. Thoreau as poet Elizabeth Hall Wetherell; 6. Thoreau and his audience Steven Fink; 7.Walden Richard J. Schneider; 8. Thoreau in his journal Leonard N. Neufeldt; 9. The Maine Woods Joseph J. Moldenhauer; 10. 'A Wild Rank Place': Thoreau's Cape Cod Philip F. Gura; 11. Thoreau's later natural history writings Ronald Wesley Hoag; 12. Thoreau and the natural environment Lawrence Buell; 13. Thoreau and reform Len Gougeon; Index.