Cape Cod

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.22 hours)
Product Number: Z100128121
Released: Sep 05, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538482742
Narrator/s: Patrick Cullen
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Compiled from magazine articles published in the 1850s after his death, Cape Cod details several short trips Thoreau made to "the bare and bended arm ofMassachusetts" between 1849 and 1855. "He went to the Cape out of curiosity," explains Paul Theroux, "but in the course of his travel a great thing happened: Thoreau, the woodsman and landlubber, discovered the sea." Encounters with the ocean dominate the book, from the fatal shipwreck of the opening episode to the late reflections on the Pilgrims' Cape Cod landing and reconnaissance. Along the way, Thoreau relates the experiences of fishermen and oystermen, lighthouse keepers and ship captains, and their chronicles of exploration, settlement, and survival on the Cape against the threats of the wild sea and of encroaching modernity.

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Author(s): Henry David Thoreau
Original Publish Date: Sep 05, 2017

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Author(s): Henry David Thoreau
Narrator(s): Patrick Cullen
Product Number DD6520
Released: Jul 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470890063
eBook
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Author(s): Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Travel
Product Number EB00030470
Released: Mar 18, 2008
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ISBN: #9780547345482
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Author(s): Henry David Thoreau
Product Number EB00389635
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101174012

Professional reviews

"This relatively minor work by Thoreau illustrates the qualities that define his greatest works: his clarity and ease of style, and his concreteness as a naturalist and observer of nature and society. Compiled from magazine articles published in the 1850s after his death, these chapters detail several short trips Thoreau made to "the bare and bended arm of Massachusetts" between 1849 and 1855. Patrick Cullen's unforced and straightforward delivery treats the text as journalism and travelogue, rather than lyrical prose, and thus conveys both Thoreau's strengths as a reporter and the secret of handling this author successfully in the audio format. In addition to its literary merit, this book is also an effective evocation of Cape Cod a century and a half ago, when the old ways were being both lost and preserved against the encroachments of civilization, technology, and inexorable modernity. D.A.W. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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