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Author Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.

Title I to myself : an annotated selection from the journal of Henry D. Thoreau / edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 493 pages) : illustrations, map
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Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Map of Concord -- The journal -- 1830s -- 1840s -- 1850 -- 1851 -- 1852 -- 1853 -- 1854 -- 1855 -- 1856 -- 1857 -- 1858 -- 1859 -- 1860 -- 1861 -- Choice of copy text and editorial emendations
Summary "It was his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson, another inveterate journal keeper, who urged Thoreau to keep a record of his thoughts and observations. Begun in 1837, Thoreau's journal spans a period of twenty-five years and runs to more than two million words, coming to a halt only in 1861, shortly before the author's death. The handwritten journal had somewhat humble origins, but as it grew in scope and ambition it came to function as a record of Thoreau's interior life as well as the source for his books and essays. Indeed, it became the central concern of the author's literary life. Critics now recognize Thoreaus's journal as an important achievement in its own right."--The book jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-469) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Diaries.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Diaries.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 030011172X
0300150040 (electronic bk.)
9780300150049 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Journal. Selections