A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau

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Written in English

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  • History

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The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages610
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9896707M
ISBN 100781283892
ISBN 109780781283892

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This book is a record of a trip that Thoreau took with his brother, John, on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers in Although it certainly contains commentary about what the two brothers saw and did during the trip, this is hardly a travelogue. The book was written not immediately after the journey, but 7 years later, following the death of John. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Walden / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod book. Read 34 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Th /5. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Dover Thrift Editions) by Henry David Thoreau and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   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.3/5(6).

The book also critiques Christian institutions, which was again unusual for its time. Thoreau was a well-known philosopher who made longstanding contributions to natural history and modern-day environmentalism. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is divided into chapters for each day of the journey. Much of the book contains literal. The Journey Inward. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is the record of Thoreau's journey inward toward an understanding of the universal and actual journey described in the book provides a framework for Thoreau's many approaches to higher truth. Get this from a library! A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. [Henry David Thoreau; Clifton Johnson] -- Based on an boat trip Thoreau took with his brother from Concord, Massachusetts, to Concord, New Hampshire, and back, this classic of American literature is . A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, First Edition. Hardcover. Original green Z cloth, Binding D, no priority. BAL notes this binding only in green P .

Get this from a library! A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. [Henry David Thoreau]. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is a book by Henry David Thoreau. It is ostensibly the narrative of a boat trip from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire, and back, that Thoreau took with his brother John in While the book may appear to be a travel journal, broken up into chapters for each day, this is deceptive. Thoreau’s first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, is the account of a two-week boat and hiking trip he made with his brother John in Shortly thereafter, Thoreau sold the. Based on a trip with his brother in , "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" is an excellent example of Thoreau's talent for naturalistic writing. In exquisite detail Thoreau depicts the nature that surrounds him over the course of his trip. One of only two books to be published during his lifetime, Thoreau began work on "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" following his 5/5(3).