Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition
Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition

Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition

  • Publish Date: 2013-05-21
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Henry D. Thoreau
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This new selection of Thoreaus essays traces his trajectory as a writer for the outlets of his daythe periodical press, newspapers, and compendiumsand as a frequent presenter on the local lecture circuit. By arranging the writings chronologically, the volume re-creates the experience of Thoreaus readers as they followed his developing ideas over time.

Jeffrey S. Cramer, award-winning editor of six 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 Thoreaus writings with unprecedented insight.

Among the essays in this book:

The Last Days of John Brown
Resistance to Civil Government [Civil Disobedience]
Thomas Carlyle and His Works
Natural History of Massachusetts
and many more

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