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H. D. Thoreau A Writer's Journal

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ISBN-10: 0486206785

ISBN-13: 9780486206783

Edition: N/A

Authors: Henry David Thoreau, Laurence Stapleton

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List price: $17.95
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In September 1842, Nathaniel Hawthorne noted this social encounter in his journal: "Mr. Thorow dined with us yesterday. He is a singular character---a young man with much of wild original nature still remaining in him; and so far as he is sophisticated, it is in a way and method of his own. He is as ugly as sin, long-nosed, queer-mouthed, and with uncouth and somewhat rustic, although courteous manners, corresponding very well with such an exterior. But his ugliness is of an honest and agreeable fashion, and becomes him much better than beauty. On the whole, I find him a healthy and wholesome man to know." Most responses to Thoreau are as ambiguously respectful as was Hawthorne's. Thoreau…