The quotable Thoreau / collected and edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer

Author(s): Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
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Subjects: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862--Quotations
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: Preface xiii
A Note on the Texts xix
Introduction: Thoreau's Garment of art xxi
On Pronouncing the Name Thoreau xxxvii
A Thoreau Chronology xliii
Thoreau Describes Himself 3
Questions 15
The Thoughts and Words of Henry D. Thoreau 19
Beauty 19
Brute Neighbors: Animals, Birds, Fish, and Insects 22
Change 31
Character 34
Charity and Philanthropy 38
Children 43
Cities 46
Conservation 49
Conversation and Talk 58
Day and Night 60
Dress and Fashion 65
Education and Learning 70
Expectation 77
Experience 80
Farmers and Farming 83
Food and Diet 87
Freedom and Slavery 92
Friendship 107
Genius 116
Good and Evil 119
Government and Politics 121
Health and Illness 127
The Heard and the Unheard 131
Sound 131
Silence 135
Music 137
The Heavens: Sun, Moon, and Stars 141
Heroes and the Heroic: Courage and Fear, Right and Wrong 143
Higher Law 146
Human Nature 148
The Mass of Men 148
Individuality 156
Hunting and Fishing 158
Imagination 163
Indians 166
Institutions 173
Land: Mountains, Bogs, and Meadows 177
Life and Death 180
From His Death-Bed 192
Literary Matters 193
Writing and Writers 193
Poets and Poetry 206
Books 210
Love 218
Manners 220
Nature 223
News, Newspapers, and the Press 236
Observation 241
Opinion and Advice 246
Past, Present, and Future 254
Possessions 256
Poverty and Wealth 259
Religious Concerns 265
Religion and Religions 265
Faith and Spirit 268
God 271
Science 275
The Seasons 278
Simplicity 288
Society 293
Solitude 298
Success 303
Temperament and Attitude 307
Thoughts and Thinking 316
Time 324
Travel and Home 327
Trees and Woods 335
Truth and Sincerity 342
Walking 349
Water: Rivers, Ponds, and Oceans 353
Weather: Rain, Snow, and Wind 358
Wildness 364
Wisdom and Ignorance 369
Women 372
Work and Business 376
On Miscellaneous Subjects 388
Alertness
America
Amusement
The Animal in Us
Architecture
Art
Aspiration
Autumn Leaves
Awakedness
Banks
Bathing
Beer
Borrowing
Boundaries
Castles in the Air
Circumstantial Evidence
Color
Common Sense
Compensation
Compliments
Conformity
Consistency
Criticism
Deliberation
Dreams
Echoes
Emergencies
Enthusiasm
Epitaphs
Exaggeration
Facts
Fame
The Family of Man
Fate
Fathers
Fault
Gardening
Graves
Haste
Heaven on Earth
History
Humor
Improvements
Inspiration
Integrity
The Invitation
Justness
Leisure
Letter Writing
Libraries
Life Misspent
Lost and Found
Majesty
Maps
Marriage
Memory
Miracles
Misery
Misfortune
Mistakes
The Mysterious and Unexplored
Names
New Day
New Year
Novelty
Nudity
Originality
Patience
Praise
Prayer
Prejudice
Preparation
Presents
Private Property and Public Land
Profanity
Prophets in the Family
Reputation
Responsibility
Rest
Revenge
Roads
Saving Our Lives
Senses
Sex
Size
The Spur of the Moment
Suspicion
Transcendentalism
Unexplored Lands
Voting and Elections
War
Weeds
Thoreau Describes His Contemporaries 430
Amos Bronson Alcott
John Brown
Thomas Carlyle
Thomas De Quincey and Charles Dickens
Mary Moody Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Henry James, Sr
Horace Mann
George Minort
Wendell Phillips
Daniel Webster
Walt Whitman
Thoreau Described by His Contemporaries
Physical Characteristics
Conduct and Character
Anecdotes
Death
Some Final Assessments 439
Appendix: Misquotations and Misattmbutions 465
Bibliography 471
Index 477
Additional Authors: Cramer, Jeffrey S., 1955-
Notes: LCCN: 2010034860
ISBN: 9780691139975 (acid-free paper)
ISBN: 0691139970 (acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-475) and index
Summary: The Quotable Thoreau gathers more than 2,000 memorable passages from this iconoclastic American author, social reformer, environmentalist, and self-reliant thinker. --from publisher description
King copy purchased with monies from the Robert B. Sinclair Library Collections Fund
Physical Description: xlvi, 492 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Donation Info: Donor : Sinclair, Robert B
OCLC Number: 662152676
ISBN/ISSN: 9780691139975
0691139970

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