Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition by Henry D. ThoreauEssays: A Fully Annotated Edition by Henry D. Thoreau

Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition

byHenry D. Thoreau

Hardcover | July 27, 2015

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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 re-creates the experience of Thoreau’s 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 Thoreau’s 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

Jeffrey S. Cramer is Curator of Collections, The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, and editor of six previous volumes by Henry D. Thoreau.
Title:Essays: A Fully Annotated EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 1.56 inPublished:July 27, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030016498X

ISBN - 13:9780300164985

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Editorial Reviews

“Anyone who reads Thoreau in editions annotated by the great Jeffrey S. Cramer . . . will know everything there is to know about Thoreau and (amazingly) have a fun time learning it.”—Sarah Payne Stuart, author of Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God, and Real Estate in a Small Town