Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind

Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind

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By (author) Robert D. Richardson, By (author) Barry Moser

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 31mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1988
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520063465
  • ISBN 13: 9780520063464
  • Sales rank: 589,841

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The two years Thoreau spent at Walden Pond and the night he spent in the Concord jail are among the most familiar features of the American intellectual landcscape. In this new biography, based on a rexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on a retracing of his trips, Robert Richardson offers a view of Thoreau's life and achievement in their full ninteeth-century context.

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"A splendidly written book. . . . Richardson's critical discussions of the journals, "Walden, "Cape Cod, and the other works are invariably illuminating and cast a new light on Thoreau's sometimes cross-grained but fascinating personality." --"The Boston Globe

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In this new biography, based on a reexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on retracing of his trips, Robert Richardson offers a view of Thoreau's life and achievement in their full nineteenth century context.