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|Title: Cape Cod - eBook|
By: Henry David Thoreau, Paul Theroux
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1987
Series: Nature Library, Penguin
Stock No: WW47851EB
Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreaus journey of discovery along this evocative stretch of Massachusetts coastline, during which time he came to understand the complex relationship between the sea and the shore. He spent his nights in lighthouses, in fishing huts, and on isolated farms. He passed his days wandering the beaches, where he observed the wide variety of life and death offered up by the ocean. Through these observations, Thoreau discovered that the only way to truly know the seaits depth, its wildness, and the natural life it containedwas to study it from the shore. Like his most famous work, Walden, Cape Cod is full of Thoreaus unique perceptions and precise descriptions. But it is also full of his own joy and wonder at having stumbled across a new frontier so close to home, where a man may stand and "put all America behind him."
Part of the Penguin Nature Library edited by Edward Hoagland
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Paul Theroux, an internationally acclaimed travel writer, is also the author of over two dozen novels and works of non-fiction. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian Islands.
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