By Henry David Thoreau, Jeffrey S. Cramer
Few writers are extra quotable than Henry David Thoreau. His books, essays, journals, poems, letters, and unpublished manuscripts comprise an inexhaustible treasure of epigrams and witticisms, from the recognized ("The mass of fellows lead lives of quiet desperation") to the vague ("Who are the estranged? acquaintances explaining") and the astounding ("I may alternate my immortality for a pitcher of small beer this sizzling weather"). The Quotable Thoreau, the main finished and authoritative choice of Thoreau quotations ever assembled, gathers greater than 2,000 memorable passages from this iconoclastic American writer, social reformer, environmentalist, and self-reliant philosopher. together with Thoreau's techniques on subject matters starting from intercourse to solitude, manners to miracles, govt to God, lifestyles to demise, and every thing in among, the e-book captures Thoreau's profundity in addition to his humor ("If distress loves corporation, distress has corporation enough"). Drawing totally on The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, released through Princeton collage Press, The Quotable Thoreau is thematically prepared, absolutely listed, richly illustrated, and carefully documented. For the scholar of Thoreau, it will likely be helpful. should you imagine they recognize Thoreau, it will likely be a revelation. And for the reader looking sheer excitement, it will likely be a joy.
- Over 2,000 quotations on greater than a hundred and fifty subjects
- Richly illustrated with historical images and drawings
- Thoreau on himself and his contemporaries
- Thoreau's contemporaries on Thoreau
- Biographical time line
- Appendix of misquotations and misattributions
- absolutely indexed
- feedback for extra analyzing
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