Cape Cod

Cape Cod

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Author/Editor: Thoreau, Henry David
Publisher: Bramhall House
Date: 1951
Binding: Hardcover. 300 p. Notes by Dudley C. Lunt and introduction by Henry Beston.
Condition: USED - Very good. An unmarked copy with tight binding and minimal edge wear. Dust jacket in protective wrapping.

"Cape Cod does not change in its traits but only in its boundaries and this book will stand for it a century hence as it now does. It is the Cape Odyssey." So wrote a reviewer nearly a century ago.

Down on Cape Cod, Thoreau walked with an eye cocked for the unique. It is all here--the great beach and the windswept dunes, the tall cliffs and the ever-rolling sea and screaming gulls. The moods of those idyllic New England seasons--the fall of the year and the spring of the year--were his to feel and reflect in unforgettable prose. Here the perceptive reader may relish a particularly Thoreauvian excursion.

Together with the traditional text of Cape Cod there has been coupled here for the first time Thoreau's Journal account of his fourth and last visit in June, 1857, to "the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts." This is for those who love to walk the length of lonely beaches, for in these pages Thoreau walks alone.

For this volume, Henry Beston, known to all lovers of Cape Cod, has written an introduction and furnished notes out of his own special knowledge of the Cape; Henry B. Kane has supplied the illustrations; and Dudley C. Lunt has arranged the text with scrupulous care and written notes to illumine obscure aspects of these century-old accounts.