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At a glance:
- Author: Henry David Thoreau
- First Published: 1849
- Type of Work: Essay
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Travel writing
- Subjects: Nature, Rural or country life, New England, Brothers, Rivers or waterways, Transcendentalism, Thought or thinking
Thoreau’s first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, is the account of a two-week boat and hiking trip he made with his brother John in 1839. Shortly thereafter, Thoreau sold the boat to Nathaniel Hawthorne. Thoreau worked on the manuscript for ten years, intending it, after John’s death in 1842, to be a tribute to him. Thoreau wrote most of the work while living at Walden (writing it was part of the “private business” he planned to transact there) but continued revising it for two more years.
Despite its being promoted by Emerson,...
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