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.
About the Author
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