Cape Cod

Cape Cod

by Henry David Thoreau


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Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreau's 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 sea - its depth, its wildness, and the natural life it contained - was to study it from the shore. Like his most famous work, Walden, Cape Cod is full of Thoreau's 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987480719
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Robert Pinsky is Professor of English at Boston University and an editor of the weekly online magazine Slate. He is the author of many books of poetry and literary criticism. He served two terms as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1997-2000.

Date of Birth:

July 12, 1817

Date of Death:

May 6, 1862

Place of Birth:

Concord, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Concord, Massachusetts


Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

Table of Contents

IThe Shipwreck3
IIStage-Coach Views21
IIIThe Plains of Nauset35
IVThe Beach65
VThe Wellfleet Oysterman91
VIThe Beach Again117
VIIAcross the Cape149
VIIIThe Highland Light174
IXThe Sea and the Desert205

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