The St. Lawrence (Reissue)

Paperback | April 3, 2012

byHenry BestonIntroduction byDaniel Payne

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Vast watercourse, boundary, and the gateway to North America - the St. Lawrence River has been an integral player in the formation of Canada as we know it today. But as writer and naturalist Henry Beston reminds us, this great passageway carries much more than historical significance to thewildlife of its waters and banks. Travelling along the river more than 70 years ago, Beston expertly observed its natural environment as he researched the greatest survey of the land and its people that had yet been written.Illustrated with sketches from the Group of Seven's A.Y. Jackson, The St. Lawrence quickly became one of the most beloved titles in the Rivers of America series when it was first published in 1942. The Wynford edition restores to print this classic work of non-fiction, with a new introduction byBeston's biographer, Daniel Payne, to situate the book within its historical context for the modern reader.

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Vast watercourse, boundary, and the gateway to North America - the St. Lawrence River has been an integral player in the formation of Canada as we know it today. But as writer and naturalist Henry Beston reminds us, this great passageway carries much more than historical significance to thewildlife of its waters and banks. Travelling a...

Henry Beston (1888-1968) was a beloved American naturalist and author. He was a prolific writer of fiction, non-fiction, essays, poetry, and fairy tales for children. The Outermost House, his best-known book, was first published in 1925 and is today considered a classic work of American naturalist writing.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019544955X

ISBN - 13:9780195449556

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Wynford EditionPrefaceI. Ontario to Montreal1. Arrival to New France2. The City on the Rock3. The American Captives4. The Great Siege from the French Side of the Lines5. The Golden Age of the Canoe6. Old French CanadaII. Montreal to Quebec7. Legends for a Winter Night8. "Le Pulp"9. Sunday on the River10. A Pause by the Current11. Episode on the Cote NordIII. Quebec to the Sea12. St. Lawrence Sky13. Wild Life on the Stream14. Small Birds to the North15. Indian PilgrimageIndex