By Thoreau, Henry DavidEdited by Cramer, Jeffrey S.
This new selection of Thoreau's essays traces his trajectory as a writer for the outlets of his day - the periodical press, newspapers, and compendiums - and as a frequent presenter on the local lecture circuit. By arranging the writings chronologically, the volume recreates the ...experience of Thoreau's audience as they followed his developing ideas over time. Jeffrey Cramer, award-winning editor of three previous volumes of works by Thoreau, offers the most accurate text available for each essay and provides convenient on-page annotations. He establishes context and guides the reader through unfamiliar allusions and references, plumbing the depths of Thoreau's writings with unprecedented insight. Among the essays in this book: The Last Days of John Brown; Resistance to Civil Government; Thomas Carlyle and His Works; Natural History of Massachusetts; and dozens more.Read more
Jeffrey S. Cramer is Curator of Collections, The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, and editor of six previous volumes by Henry D. Thoreau.
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