Outermost House A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

ISBN-10: 080507368X
ISBN-13: 9780805073683
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Henry Beston
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Description: The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, “written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty” (New York Herald Tribune) A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, “written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty” (New York Herald Tribune) A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing. Henry Beston had originally planned to spend just two weeks in his seaside home, but was so possessed by the mysterious beauty of his surroundings that he found he “could not go.” Instead, he sat down to try and capture in words the wonders of the magical landscape he found himself in thrall to: the migrations of seabirds, the rhythms of the tide, the windblown dunes, and the scatter of stars in the changing summer sky. Beston argued that, “The world today is sick to its thin blood for the lack of elemental things, for fire before the hands, for water, for air, for the dear earth itself underfoot.” Seventy-five years after they were first published, Beston’s words are more true than ever.

Introduction
Foreword to the 1949 Edition
The Beach
Autumn, Ocean, and Birds
The Headlong Wave
Midwinter
Winter Visitors
Lanterns on the Beach
An Inland Stroll in Spring
Night on the Great Beach
The Year at High Tide
Orion Rises on the Dunes

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