Canoeing in the Wilderness (Paperback)

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Canoeing in the Wilderness By Henry David Thoreau Cover Image
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Thoreau was born at Concord, Massachusetts, July 12, 1817, and at the time he made this wilderness canoe trip he was forty years old. The record of the journey is the latter half of his The Maine Woods, which is perhaps the finest idyl of the forest ever written. It is particularly charming in its blending of meditative and poetic fancies with the minute description of the voyager's experiences. The chief attraction that inspired Thoreau to make the trip was the primitiveness of the region. Here was a vast tract of almost virgin woodland, peopled only with a few loggers and pioneer farmers, Indians, and wild animals. Thoreau was one of the world's greatest nature writers, and as the years pass, his fame steadily increases. He was a careful and accurate observer, more at home in the fields and woods than in village and town, and with a gift of piquant originality in recording his impressions.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781612035123
ISBN-10: 1612035124
Publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
Pages: 86
Language: English