A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Version: Unabridged
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Narrator: Patrick Cullen
Genres: Travel, United States
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: July 2013
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 10 minutes
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Overview

Two years after graduating from Harvard, Henry David Thoreau built a small riverboat and took a leisurely trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. From the description of the homemade dory to the account of New Hampshire people, the book maintains an air of romantic adventure. Simple travel narrative, however, it is not. Thoreau takes advantage of the scenes to digress into history, religion, philosophy, poetry, discussions of literary classics and Emersonian essays.

Author Details

Author Details

Thoreau, Henry David

Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, MA in 1817, and is best know for his influential work, Walden, which was published by Ticknor & Fields in 1854.