The Maine Woods (Penguin Nature Library)

Henry David Thoreau


"What a barren region stroll for a guy to take alone!...Here used to be touring of the outdated heroic sort over the unaltered face of nature." -Henry David Thoreau

Over a interval of 3 years, Thoreau made 3 journeys to the principally unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe via moonlight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea and moose lips. Taking notes continually, Thoreau used to be simply as more likely to flip his observant eye to the behavior and languages of the Abnaki Indians or the onerous lifetime of the logger as he used to be to the workings of nature. He acutely saw the rivers, lakes, mountains, wolves, moose, and stars at midnight sky. He additionally instructed of nights sitting by way of the campfire, and of assembly males who communicated with one another by means of writing at the trunks of timber. In The Maine Woods, Thoreau captured a wilder facet of the US and published his personal adventurous spirit.

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