Home --- Professional Books --- English-Scholarly Editions---
  Please direct all inquiries to: orders@leabooks.com

English & American Studies
Scholarly Editions: 
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
(Princeton U. Press)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All prices are subject to change. The prices listed here are for reference only and were the publisher's suggested retail price at the time we posted this catalogue. Usually, LEA Book Distributors will charge the publisher's suggested US retail price or at times the publisher's price for foreign customers. Check with us for latest price changes.



NEW!:  

The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau:
Journal, Volume 8: 1854

Henry D. Thoreau
Edited by Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
Cloth | July 2002 | $65.00 / 45.00
507 pp. | 5 x 8 | 89 line illus.

The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau:
Journal: Volume 6: 1853
Edited by William Rossi and Heather Kirk Thomas

ISBN: 0-691-06537-3,  Cloth | 2000 | $65.00 / 40.00, 480 pp. | 5 x 8 | 38 line illus., 4 photos, 1 map


The Writings of Henry David Thoreau: Cape Cod
Edited by Joseph J. Moldenhauer

Paper | 1988 | $11.95 / 7.50, 452 pp. | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth | 1988 | $62.50 / 40.00, 452 pp.

Thoreau's compelling account of Cape Cod is here presented in the complete and definitive text, excluding only the critical apparatus. His trips to the Cape, he wrote, were intended to afford "a better view than I had yet had of the ocean." In the plants, animals, topography, weather, people, and human works of Massachusetts' long projection into the Atlantic, he finds "another world." 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, farmers and salvagers, lighthouse-keepers and ship-captains, as well as his own intense confrontations with the sea as he travels the land's outermost margins. Chronicles of exploration, settlement, and survival on the Cape lead Thoreau to reconceive the history of New England and to recognize the parochialism of history itself.

Review:

"Cape Cod is Thoreau's sunniest, happiest book. It bubbles over with jokes, puns, tall tales, and genial good humor. . . . Unquestionably the best book that has ever been written about Cape Cod, and it is the model to which all new books about the Cape are still compared."--Walter Harding, in The Days of Henry Thoreau

Thoreau, H.D.:
Early Essays and Miscellanies. 
Edited by J. J. Moldenhauer and E. Moser

Cloth | 1975 | $75.00 / 47.00, 430 pp.

Thoreau, H.D.:
Early Essays and Miscellanies. 
Edited by J. J. Moldenhauer and E. Moser

Cloth | 1975 | $75.00 / 47.00
430 pp.

Thoreau, H.D.:
Journal, Vol. 1: 1837-1844. 

ISBN: 0-691-06361-3, Cloth | 1981 | $87.50 / 55.00, 712 pp.


Journal, Vol.2: 1844-1848. Edited by R. Sattelmeyer

ISBN: 0-691-06186-6, Cloth | 1983 | $75.00 / 47.00, 616 pp.


Journal, Vol.3: 1848-1851. 
Edited by E. H. Witherell and J. C. Broderick

ISBN: 0-691-06533-0 Cloth | 1990 | $75.00 / 47.00, 636 pp.
 


Journal, Vol.4: 1851-1852. 
Edited by L. N. Neufeldt and N. C. Simmons

ISBN: 0-691-06535-7, Cloth | 1992 | $75.00 / 47.00, 804 pp.

From 1837 to 1861 Thoreau kept a Journal that began as a conventional record of ideas, grew into a writer's notebook, and eventually became the principal imaginative work of his career. The source of much of his published writing, the Journal is also a record of both his interior life and his monumental studies of the natural history of his native Concord, Massachusetts. In contrast to earlier editions, the Princeton Edition reproduces the Journal in its original and complete form, in a reading text that is free of editorial interpolations but keyed to a comprehensive scholarly apparatus. Despite such time-consuming and varied activities as extensive surveying for the town of Concord and helping a fugitive slave escape to Canada, Thoreau wrote nearly eight hundred manuscript pages in his Journal during the eight months covered by this volume. Confirmed in his vocation as a natural historian, he began to compile the richly detailed records of Concord's woods, fields, and streams that would occupy him for the rest of his life, and he consciously shaped the Journal to reflect his new aims as a writer. He also began major revisions of his Walden that would lead to its publication in 1854.


Journal, Vol. 5: 1852-1853
Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell

Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell
General Editor for the Journal, Robert Sattelmeyer

ISBN: 0-691-06536-5, Cloth | 1997 | $70.00 / 44.00, 616 pp. | 5 x 8 | 78 figures, 12 tables
    From 1837 to 1861 Thoreau kept a journal that began as a conventional record of ideas, grew into a writer's notebook, and eventually became the principal imaginative work of his career. The source of much of his published writing, the Journal is also a record of both his interior life and his monumental studies of the natural history of his native Concord, Massachusetts. In contrast to earlier editions, the Princeton Edition reproduces the Journal in its original and complete form, in a reading text that is free of editorial interpolations but keyed to a comprehensive scholarly apparatus.

Covering an annual cycle from spring 1852 to late winter 1853, Journal 5 finds Thoreau intensely concentrating on detailed observations of natural phenomena and on "the mysterious relation between myself & these things" that he always strove to understand. Increasingly, the Journal attempts to balance a new found scientific professionalism and the accurate recording of phenological data with a firmly rooted belief in the spiritual correspondences that Nature reveals. Fittingly, the year of observation ends with Thoreau pondering an invitation to join the Association for the Advancement of Science, an invitation he ultimately declined in order to pursue his own life studies.

 

NEW!: Journal: Volume 6: 1853
Edited by William Rossi and Heather Kirk Thomas

ISBN: 0-691-06537-3,  Cloth | 2000 | $65.00 / 40.00, 480 pp. | 5 x 8 | 38 line illus., 4 photos, 1 map

The Maine Woods. 
Edited by J. J. Moldenhauer

ISBN: 0-691-01404-3, Paper | 1972 | $30.00 / 18.95. 375 pp.
ISBN: 0-691-06224-2, Cloth | 1972 | $75.00 / 47.00, 392 pp.

Reform Papers. 
Edited by T. F. Glick

ISBN: 0-691-06241-2, Cloth | 1973 | $60.00 / 38.00, 416 pp.

Translations. 
Edited by Van Van Anglen

ISBN: 0-691-06531-4, Cloth | 1986 | $50.00 / 30.00, 300 pp.

Walden.  (Paperback with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates)

Edited by J. L. Shanley

ISBN: 0-691-01464-7, Paper | 1988 | $7.95 / 5.00, 364 pp.
ISBN: 0-691-06194-7, Cloth | 1988 | $70.00 / 44.00, 420 pp.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. 

ISBN: 0-691-06376-1, Cloth | 1980 | $80.00 / 50.00, 624 pp.


Remember, we commit ourselves to provide...
ANY BOOK PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH OR IN SPANISH!
(Minimum Order: $100.00 for individuals, $200.00 for organizations)

LEA Book Distributors
170-23  83rd Avenue, Jamaica Hills, NY 11432, USA
Tel. 1(718)291-9891 * Fax  1(718)291-9830
Please direct all inquiries to: orders@leabooks.com

Home --- Professional Books --- English-Scholarly Editions ---

LEA Book Distributors 1999