Henry Thoreau as Remembered by a Young Friend

Henry Thoreau as Remembered by a Young Friend

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An extraordinary personal testament to the life and times of one of America's great naturalists and literary figures — less a biography than an essay in defense of Thoreau by one of his closest friends. This moving, sensitive and charmingly written remembrance offers valuable insights into the life of a remarkable man.


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As to the pencil business. I wish to show his dutiful and respectful attitude toward his family, and the important part he bore in improving their lead pencil business and putting it for the time beyond competition in this coun try, giving them a good maintenance; although his life was too valuable to him to put into lead-pencils. Suppose he had done so?


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  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • English
  • 0486408965
  • 9780486408965

About Edward Waldo Emerson

american physician, writer and lecturer, son of ralph waldo emerson, uncle of waldo emerson forbes. Read More about Edward Waldo Emerson
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