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Essays

Henry David Thoreau, Jeffrey S. Cramer (Editor)

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Description

This new selection of Thoreau's essays traces his trajectory as a writer for the outlets of his day the periodical press, newspapers, and compendiums and as a frequent presenter on the local lecture circuit. By arranging the writings chronologically, the volume re-creates the experience of Thoreau's readers as they followed his developing ideas over time.

Jeffrey S. Cramer, award-winning editor of six previous volumes of works by Thoreau, offers the most accurate text available for each essay and provides convenient on-page annotations. He establishes context and guides the reader through unfamiliar allusions and references, plumbing the depths of Thoreau's writings with unprecedented insight.

Among the essays in this book:
. The Last Days of John Brown
. Resistance to Civil Government Civil Disobedience]
. Thomas Carlyle and His Works
. Natural History of Massachusetts
. and many more



Praise For Essays

Praise for Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition:

 “A definitive text. . . . With Cramer’s notes, readers and re-readers will find the text both deeper and more accessible.”—Julie Dunlap, Audubon Naturalist News

-Julie Dunlap

 “The most authoritative edition of Walden yet to appear, an edition supported by the most extensive and useful annotations ever offered.”—Choice

-Choice

 “Meticulous and often fascinating annotations.”—Robert Finch, Los Angeles Times

-Robert Finch

"Cramer’s side notes are like short, illuminating conversations.”—Jacqueline Blais, USA Today
-Jacqueline Blais

Praise for The Maine Woods:
"Thanks to the detailed glosses Cramer provides, each [new] volume is a vade mecum for the Thoreauvian. . . . They are treasure troves of valuable information."—Robert E. Burkholder, The New England Quarterly


-Robert E. Burkholder

Praise for I to Myself:“A richly rewarding, deeply satisfying volume.”—Robert D. Richardson, Thoreau Society Bulletin





-Robert D. Richardson

"A well-rounded portrait of the writer and his world . . . An accessible entry into the thoughts, feelings, and preoccupations of this unique American author."—Library Journal

-Library Journal

“[A] well-conceived selection.”—John Wilson, Christianity Today

-John Wilson

"[An] exceptional collection of the author's most widely-read essays . . . superb and comprehensive."—Sharon Britton, Library Journal

-Sharon Britton

Yale University Press, 9780300164985, 426pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2013



About the Author

Jeffrey S. Cramer is Curator of Collections, The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, and editor of six previous volumes by Henry D. Thoreau.