Henry David Thoreau : writer, thinker, naturalist

by McCarthy, Pat, 1940-

Format: Print Book 2003
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3053.M38 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3053.M38 2003
Join Pat McCarthy as she explores the life of Henry David Thoreau, the nineteenth century American writer. He is remembered for his attacks on the social institutions he considered immoral and for his belief in the religious significance of nature. The essay "Civil Disobedience" is his most famous social protest. This book offers a study of Thoreau's experiment in living close to nature, is chiefly responsible for his literary fame.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reviewed with Nancy Plain's Frederic Remington. Gr. 6-8. Each of these serviceable studies in the Historical American Biographies series imparts a relatively detailed overview of its subject's life, works, distinctive outlook, and character. Of the two, Thoreau makes drier reading, as McCarthy is given to name-dropping and extraneous details. He does, however, include a discussion of Thoreau's enduring influence, along with brief passages that capture the flavor of his writing, and refreshingly frank descriptions of him by contemporaries. Like Thoreau, Remington is presented as a maverick with a yen to wander, who died young and at the height of his creative powers. But unlike Thoreau, he was an outgoing, robust sort, who achieved almost immediate fame as soon as he turned to art full-time. Both books are sturdily supported by endnotes, plus lists of print and Web resources, but their black-and-white illustrations of old photos and prints are poor in quality, and Remington mentions many works that are not illustrated at all. Despite the weak visuals, both biographies do a good job of illuminating key figures in our cultural history. --John Peters Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Historical American biographies.
Subjects Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862 -- Juvenile literature.
Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Authors, American.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow,2003
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 126) and index.
ISBN 0766019780
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