– Henry David Thoreau wrote four full-length works, collected here for the first time in a single digital volume. Subtly interweaving natural observation, personal experience, and historical lore, they reveal his brilliance not only as a writer, but as a naturalist, scholar, historian, poet, and philosopher.
– “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers” (1849) is based on a boat trip taken with his brother from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire.
– “Walden,” (1854) one of America’s greatest books, is at once a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, manual of self-reliance, and masterpiece of style.
– “The Maine Woods” (1864) combines close observation of the unexplored Maine wilderness with a far-sighted plea for conservation.
– “Cape Cod” (1865) is a brilliant and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay.
– This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original texts.