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Correspondence
 
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Henry David Thoreau
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Correspondence

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This is the inaugural volume in the first full-scale scholarly edition of Thoreau's correspondence in more than half a century. When completed, the edition's three volumes will include every extant letter written or received by Thoreau--in all, almost 650 letters, roughly 150 more than in any previous edition, including dozens that have never before been published.

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Hardcover, 665 pages
Published July 19th 1974 by Greenwood Press (first published January 1st 1920)
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The first volume of Thoreau's letters track his journey as a young writer trying to get published. Probably the best letters in terms of warmth and family info are the ones he wrote to Emerson when the latter was traveling - Thoreau lived with the Emersons for awhile and sent "Waldo" Emerson witty details of the latest family news and Concord gossip. Only a handful of the letters are largely philosophical in nature. As always his personality comes through, even in the briefer letters. There are...more
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Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau)was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

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