A Week on the Concord and Merrimac Rivers (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

A Week on the Concord and Merrimac Rivers (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Henry David Thoreau

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A compelling travel narrative and a meditation on loss, time, and history, A Week on the Concord and Merrimac Rivers was written three years after the death of Thoreau’s brother, John, with whom he made the 1839 river voyage. This account of their journey shares many themes with Thoreau’s classic Walden, exploring self-renewal in nature, spirituality, culture, politics, and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411435988
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 362
File size: 444 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American philosopher, naturalist, essayist, and a member of the Transcendentalist school associated with Emerson. He is best known for the collection of essays published under the title Walden (1854), inspired by his solitary sojourn at Walden Pond. His ideas on civil disobedience influenced Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date of Birth:

July 12, 1817

Date of Death:

May 6, 1862

Place of Birth:

Concord, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Concord, Massachusetts


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

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