Cape Cod / / Henry David Thoreau; ed. by Joseph J. Moldenhauer.
This new paperback edition of Henry D. Thoreau's compelling account of Cape Cod contains the complete, definitive text of the original. Introduced by American poet and literary critic Robert Pinsky--himself a resident of Cape Cod--this volume contains some of Thoreau's most beautiful writi...
|Superior document:||Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Princeton University Press eBook-Package Archive 1927-1999|
|Place / Publishing House:||Princeton, NJ : : Princeton University Press, ,  |
|Year of Publication:||2010|
|Edition:||With a New introduction by Robert Pinsky|
|Series:||Writings of Henry D. Thoreau ;
|Physical Description:||1 online resource (264 p.)|
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|Other title:||Frontmatter --|
I. The Shipwreck --
II. Stage-Coach Views --
III. The Plains of Nauset --
IV. The Beach --
V. The Wellfleet Oysterman --
VI. The Beach Again --
VII. Across the Cape --
VIII. The Highland Light --
IX. The Sea and the Desert --
X. Provincetown --
|Summary:||This new paperback edition of Henry D. Thoreau's compelling account of Cape Cod contains the complete, definitive text of the original. Introduced by American poet and literary critic Robert Pinsky--himself a resident of Cape Cod--this volume contains some of Thoreau's most beautiful writings. In the plants, animals, topography, weather, and people of Cape Cod, Thoreau finds "another world" Encounters with the ocean dominate this book, from the fatal shipwreck of the opening chapter to his later reflections on the Pilgrims' landing and reconnaissance. Along the way, Thoreau relates the experiences of fishermen and oystermen, farmers and salvagers, lighthouse-keepers and ship captains, as well as his own intense confrontations with the sea as he travels the land's outermost margins. Chronicles of exploration, settlement, and survival on the Cape lead Thoreau to reconceive the history of New England--and to recognize the parochialism of history itself.|
|Format:||Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.|
|Statement of Responsibility:||Henry David Thoreau; ed. by Joseph J. Moldenhauer.|