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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)
by Henry David Thoreau
Binding: Paperback, 440 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Weight: 0.97 pound
Dimension: H: 1.02 x L: 7.8 x W: 4.96 inches
ISBN 10: 0691118787
ISBN 13: 9780691118789
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Henry D. Thoreau's classic A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is published now as a new paperback edition and includes an introduction by noted writer John McPhee. This work unusual for its symbolism and structure, its criticism of Christian institutions, and its many layered storytelling was Thoreau's first published book.

In the late summer of 1839, Thoreau and his older brother John made a two week boat and hiking trip from Concord, Massachusetts, to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. After John's sudden death in 1842, Thoreau began to prepare a memorial account of their excursion. He wrote two drafts of this story at Walden Pond, which he continued to revise and expand until 1849, when he arranged for its publication at his own expense. The book's heterodoxy and apparent formlessness troubled its contemporary audience. Modern readers, however, have come to see it as an appropriate predecessor to Walden, with Thoreau's story of a river journey depicting the early years of his spiritual and artistic growth.


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