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Canoeing in the Wilderness
 

Canoeing in the Wilderness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Thoreau, Henry David

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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 particular...ly 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. No one could have been better fitted than Thoreau to enjoy such a region and to transmit his enjoyment of it to others. For though he was a person of culture and refinement, with a college education, and had for an intimate friend so rare a man as Ralph Waldo Emerson, he was half wild in many of his tastes and impatient of the restraints and artificiality of the ordinary social life of the towns and cities. He liked especially the companionship of men who were in close contact with nature, and in this book we find him deeply interested in his Indian guide and lingering fondly over the man's characteristics and casual remarks. The Indian retained many of his aboriginal instincts and ways, though his tribe was in most respects civilized. His home was in an Indian village on an island in the Penobscot River at Oldtown, a few miles above Bangor.
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ISBN 9781484872499
Released NZ 3 May 2013
Publisher Createspace
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781484872499
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Released 3 May 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Thoreau, Henry David
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 64 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 3mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 100g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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