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Henry Thoreau: A Life Of The Mind

byRobert D. RichardsonIllustratorBarry MoserContribution byBarry Moser

Paperback | January 21, 1988

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The two years Thoreau spent at Walden Pond and the night he spent in the Concord jail are among the most familiar features of the American intellectual landscape. In this new biography, based on a reexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on a retracing of his trips, Robert Richardson offers a view of Thoreau's life and achievement in their full nineteenth century context.
Robert D. Richardson, Jr. is the author of Emerson: The Mind on Fire (California, 1995) among other books.
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Title:Henry Thoreau: A Life Of The MindFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:January 21, 1988Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520063465

ISBN - 13:9780520063464

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In this new biography, based on a reexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on retracing of his trips, Robert Richardson offers a view of Thoreau's life and achievement in their full nineteenth century context.

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"A splendidly written book. . . . Richardson's critical discussions of the journals, "Walden, "Cape Cod, and the other works are invariably illuminating and cast a new light on Thoreau's sometimes cross-grained but fascinating personality." --"The Boston Globe