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Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau Volume 1: 1834 - 1848

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ISBN-10: 0691158924

ISBN-13: 9780691158921

Edition: 2013

Authors: Henry David Thoreau, Robert N. Hudspeth

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This is the inaugural volume in the first full-scale scholarly edition of Thoreau's correspondence in more than half a century. When completed, the edition's three volumes will include every extant letter written or received by Thoreau--in all, almost 650 letters, roughly 150 more than in any previous edition, including dozens that have never before been published.Correspondence 1 contains 163 letters, ninety-six written by Thoreau and sixty-seven to him. Twenty-five are collected here for the first time; of those, fourteen have never before been published. These letters provide an intimate view of Thoreau's path from college student to published author. At the beginning of the volume,…    
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List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/9/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 536
Size: 5.39" wide x 8.19" long x 1.45" tall
Weight: 1.430
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…