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Title:
The major essays of Henry David Thoreau
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Publication Information:
Albany, N.Y. : Whitston Pub. Co., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
284 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Paradise (to be) regained (1843) -- Civil disobedience (1849) -- slavery in Massachusetts (1854) -- A plea for Captain John Brown (1860) -- The last days of John Brown (1860) -- After the death of John Brown (1860) -- Life without principle (1863) -- A walk to Wachusett (1843) -- A winter walk (1843) -- Walking (1862) -- The natural history of Massachusetts (1842) -- The succession of forest trees (1860) -- Autumnal tints (1862) -- Wild apples (1862).
Reading Level:
1270 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780878755226

9780878755233
Format :
Book

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Central Library PS3042 .D555 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This is the only current work where you'll find all of Thoreau's major essays in one volume. Includes Thoreau's "reform" essays, "walking" essays and his "natural history" essays.


Table of Contents

Thoreau's Achievements as an Essayistp. 1
Section I Reform Essays: Politics and Ethics
Paradise (to be) Regained (1843)p. 30
Civil Disobedience (1849)p. 47
Slavery in Massachusetts (1854)p. 68
A Plea for Captain John Brown (1860)p. 82
The Last Days of John Brown (1860)p. 103
After the Death of John Brown (1860)p. 110
Life Without Principle (1863)p. 113
Section II Informal Essays: Excursions
A Walk to Wachusett (1843)p. 132
A Winter Walk (1843)p. 146
Walking (1862)p. 161
Section III Natural History Essays
The Natural History of Massachusetts (1842)p. 192
The Succession of Forest Trees (1860)p. 212
Autumnal Tints (1862)p. 226
Wild Apples (1862)p. 253
Indexp. 277

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