A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Capa
Princeton University Press, 1980 - 610 páginas

In the late summer of 1839 Thoreau and his elder 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, Henry began to prepare a memorial account of their excursion. At Walden Pond he wrote two drafts of this story, which he continued to revise and expand until 1849, when he arranged for its publication at his own expense. The contemporary audience for A Week was troubled by its heterodoxy and apparent formlessness; but modern readers have come to see it as an appropriate predecessor to Walden, with Thoreau's story of a river journey actually depicting the early years of his spiritual and artistic growth.

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Concord River
5
Saturday
15
Sunday
43
Monday
117
Tuesday
179
Wednesday
235
Thursday
298
Friday
334
Acknowledgments
421
Editorial Contributions
423
List of Abbreviations
425
Historical Introduction
431
Textual Introduction
497
Textual Notes
541
Table of Textual Variants
557
Table of Emendations
595

Index
395
EDITORIAL APPENDIX
411
Notes on Illustrations
413
EndofLine Hyphenation
603
Blank Lines
607
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