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The Resource The correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau, edited by Robert N. Hudspeth

The correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau, edited by Robert N. Hudspeth

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The correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau
Title
The correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert N. Hudspeth
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Author
Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[Constitutes] the first full-scale scholarly edition of Thoreau's correspondence. When completed, the edition's three volumes will include every extant letter written or received by Thoreau--in all, almost 650 letters, roughly 150 more than in any previous edition, including dozens that have never before been published. Correspondence 1 contains 163 letters, ninety-six written by Thoreau and sixty-seven to him. Twenty-five are collected here for the first time; of those, fourteen have never before been published. These letters provide an intimate view of Thoreau's path from college student to published author. At the beginning of the volume, Thoreau is a Harvard sophomore; by the end, some of his essays and poems have appeared in periodicals and he is at work on A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Walden. The early part of the volume documents Thoreau's friendships with college classmates and his search for work after graduation, while letters to his brother and sisters reveal warm, playful relationships among the siblings. In May 1843, Thoreau moves to Staten Island for eight months to tutor a nephew of Emerson's. This move results in the richest period of letters in the volume: thirty-two by Thoreau and nineteen to him. From 1846 through 1848, letters about publishing and lecturing provide details about Thoreau's first years as a professional author. As the volume closes, the most ruminative and philosophical of Thoreau's epistolary relationships begins, that with Harrison Gray Otis Blake. Thoreau's longer letters to Blake amount to informal lectures, and in fact Blake invited a small group of friends to readings when these arrived. Following every letter, annotations identify correspondents, individuals mentioned, and books quoted, cited, or alluded to, and describe events to which the letters refer. A historical introduction characterizes the letters and connects them with the events of Thoreau's life, a textual introduction lays out the editorial principles and procedures followed, and a general introduction discusses the significance of letter-writing in the mid-nineteenth century and the history of the publication of Thoreau's letters. Finally, a thorough index provides comprehensive access to the letters and annotations."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1817-1862,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thoreau, Henry David
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3053
LC item number
.A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1952-
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  • Hudspeth, Robert N.,
  • Witherell, Elizabeth Hall,
  • Xie, Lihong
Series statement
The writings of Henry D. Thoreau
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  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Authors, American
  • Intellectuals
  • Naturalists
  • Authors, American
  • Intellectuals
  • Naturalists
  • United States
Label
The correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau, edited by Robert N. Hudspeth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Volume 2 co-edited by Elizabeth Hall Witherell and Lihong Xie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
V. 1. 1834-1848 -- v. 2. 1849-1856
Control code
822229867
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780691170589
Lccn
2012043255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022670805
System control number
(OCoLC)822229867
Label
The correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau, edited by Robert N. Hudspeth
Publication
Note
Volume 2 co-edited by Elizabeth Hall Witherell and Lihong Xie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
V. 1. 1834-1848 -- v. 2. 1849-1856
Control code
822229867
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780691170589
Lccn
2012043255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022670805
System control number
(OCoLC)822229867

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