The quotable Thoreau [electronic resource] / collected and edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer.
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- Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2011.
1 online resource (539 p.)
- Quotations, American.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Quotations.
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- Few writers are more "able than Henry David Thoreau. His books, essays, journals, poems, letters, and unpublished manuscripts contain an inexhaustible treasure of epigrams and witticisms, from the famous ("The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation") to the obscure ("Who are the estranged? Two friends explaining") and the surprising ("I would exchange my immortality for a glass of small beer this hot weather"). The Quotable Thoreau, the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of Thoreau "ations ever assembled, gathers more than 2,000 memorable passages from this iconoclastic American author, social reformer, environmentalist, and self-reliant thinker. Including Thoreau's thoughts on topics ranging from sex to solitude, manners to miracles, government to God, life to death, and everything in between, the book captures Thoreau's profundity as well as his humor ("If misery loves company, misery has company enough"). Drawing primarily on The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, published by Princeton University Press, The Quotable Thoreau is thematically arranged, fully indexed, richly illustrated, and thoroughly documented. For the student of Thoreau, it will be invaluable. For those who think they know Thoreau, it will be a revelation. And for the reader seeking sheer pleasure, it will be a joy. Over 2,000 "ations on more than 150 subjects Richly illustrated with historic photographs and drawings Thoreau on himself and his contemporaries Thoreau's contemporaries on Thoreau Biographical time line Appendix of mis"ations and misattributions Fully indexed Suggestions for further reading
A NOTE ON THE TEXTS
INTRODUCTION: THOREAU'S GARMENT OF ART
ON PRONOUNCING THE NAME THOREAU
A THOREAU CHRONOLOGY
THOREAU DESCRIBES HIMSELF
THE THOUGHTS AND WORDS OF HENRY D. THOREAU
Beauty - Good and Evil
Government and Politics - Manners
Nature- Work and Business
On Miscellaneous Subjects
Thoreau Describes His Contemporaries
Thoreau Described by His Contemporaries
Appendix. Misquotations and Misattributions
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Cramer, Jeffrey S., 1955-
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1515/9781400838004 doi
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