A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Henry david Thoreau Henry david Thoreau


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is an account by Henry David Thoreau of a boat trip he took in 1839, containing travel writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau took with his brother John in 1839. John died of tetanus in 1842 and Thoreau wrote the book, in part, as a tribute to his memory. While the book may appear to be a travel...More
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Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher. A leading transcendentalist, he 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,...More

Publish Date : 24 Jun 2022

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