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Early Essays and Miscellanies. Henry David Thoreau

Early Essays and Miscellanies.

Henry David Thoreau

Published March 21st 1976
ISBN : 9780691062860
Hardcover
430 pages
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This collection of fifty-three early pieces by Thoreau represents the full range of his youthful imagination. Collected, arranged, and carefully edited for the first time here, the writings date from 1828 to 1852 and cover a broad range of subjects:MoreThis collection of fifty-three early pieces by Thoreau represents the full range of his youthful imagination. Collected, arranged, and carefully edited for the first time here, the writings date from 1828 to 1852 and cover a broad range of subjects: learning, morals, literature, history, politics, and love. Included is a major essay on Sir Walter Raleigh that was not published during the authors lifetime and a fragmentary college piece here published for the first time. Titles of essays published in the volume are given below.Early Essays The Seasons Anxieties and Delights of a Discoverer Men Whose Pursuit Is Money Of Keeping a Private Journal We Are Apt to Become What Others . . . Think Us to Be Forms, Ceremonies, and Restraints of Polite Society A Man of Business, a Man of Pleasure, a Man of the World Musings Kinds of Energetic Character Privileges and Pleasures of a Literary Man Severe and Mild Punishments Popular Feeling Style May . . . Offend against Simplicity The Book of the Seasons Sir Henry Vane Literary Digressions Foreign Influence on American Literature Life and Works of Sir W. Scott The Love of Stories Cultivation of the Imagination The Greek Classic Poets The Meaning of Fate Whether the Government Ought to Educate Travellers & Inhabitants History . . . of the Roman Republic A Writers Nationality and Individual Genius LAllegro & Il Penseroso All Men Are Mad The Speeches of Moloch & the Rest People of Different Sections Gaining or Exercising Public Influence Titles of Books Sublimity The General Obligation to Tell the TruthBeing Content with Common Reasons The Duty, Inconvenience and Dangers of ConformityMoral Excellence Barbarities of Civilized States T. Pomponius Atticus Class Book Autobiography The Commercial Spirit of Modern TimesMiscellanies DIED . . . Miss Anna Jones Aulus Persius Flaccus The Laws of Menu Sayings of Confucius Dark Ages Chinese Four Books Homer. Ossian. Chaucer. Hermes Trismegistus . . . From the Gulistan of Saadi Sir Walter Raleigh Thomas Carlyle and His Works Love Chastity & Sensuality