Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau


Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15, 2001. Read by Karl Schmidt.

Subtly interweaving natural observation, personal experience, and historical lore, this tale reveals Thoreau’s brilliance not only as a writer, but as a naturalist, scholar, historian, poet, and philosopher. “Cape Cod” portrays a landscape changing irreversibly even as he wrote. It is a brilliant and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay.

(Penguin ISBN-10: 0140170022)

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