At a glance:
- Author: August Derleth
- First Published: 1962
- Time of Work: 18171862
- Setting: Mainly Concord, Massachusetts, but also New York City, Maine, and Canada
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Philosophy or philosophers, Authors or writers, Nineteenth century, Poetry or poets, New England, Biography, Naturalists
- Locales: United States, Canada, Maine, North America, New York, New York, Concord, Massachusetts
Form and Content
Concord Rebel: A Life of Henry David Thoreau is a short work that is written in a straightforward style and is divided into only twelve chapters. Each chapter begins with a quotation from one of Thoreau’s works, which is indicative of August Derleth’s intention of giving his young readers an introduction to Thoreau’s writings along with an overview of his life.
Throughout the book, Derleth quotes extensively, not only from the famous Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (1854) but also from such lesser-known works as A Week on the...
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