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Title Thoreau in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates / edited by Sandra Harbert Petrulionis.
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2012.
Book Cover

 Floor4  PS3053 .T497 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description lxx, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Writers in their own time
Writers in their own time (University of Iowa Press)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Chronology -- Lidian Jackson Emerson, [Epistolary comments on Thoreau in the 1840s] -- Abigail May Alcott, [Thoreau at Walden in 1847] -- Amos Bronson Alcott, [Journal and epistolary remarks on Thoreau, 1847-1859] -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, [Reflections on Thoreau through the years] -- Horace Greeley, [Promoting Thoreau, 1846-1855] -- Nathaniel Hawthorne, [Journal and epistolary comments on Thoreau, 1842-1854] -- Maria Thoreau, [News of the Thoreau family in 1849 and 1857] -- John Albee, [A day with Thoreau and Emerson in 1852] -- Ellen Tucker Emerson, [Memories of Thoreau, 1857 and 1860] -- [Edith Emerson Forbes], [Childhood with Thoreau, as remembered in 1882] -- Sophia E. Thoreau, Caroline Wells Healey Dall, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, and Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley, [Considerations of Thoreau's death, 1862] -- [Charles T. Jackson], "Notice of the death of Mr. Thoreau" (1862) -- [Louisa May Alcott], "Thoreau's flute' (1863) -- [John Weiss], from "Thoreau" (1865) -- Samuel Storrow Higginson, [Remembrances of Thoreau in 1865] -- [Moncure Daniel Conway], from "Thoreau" (1866) -- Eugene Benson, from "Literary Frondeurs" (1866) -- [George William Curtis], from the "Editor's easy chair" (1869, 1874, and 1878) -- William Ellery Channing, from Thoreau: the poet-naturalist (1873) -- Louise Chandler Moulton, from "Henry David Thoreau: the 'poet-naturalist' of Concord" (1874) -- James T. Fields, from "Our poet-naturalist" (1877) -- [Harriet Hanson Robinson], ["Warrington" and Henry Thoreau] (1877) -- Joseph Hosmer Jr., [Reminiscences of Thoreau] (1878, 1881, and 1882) -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson, from "Thoreau" (1879) -- Walt Whitman, [Appraisals of Thoreau] (1888) -- Prescott Keyes, "Henry D. Thoreau: a disquisition" (1879) -- William Sloane Kennedy, from "A new estimate of Thoreau" (1880) -- John Burroughs, from "Thoreau's wildness" (1881) -- H.G.O. Blake, "Introductory note" to Early spring in Massachusetts (1881) -- F.B. Sanborn, from Henry D. Thoreau (1882) -- H.S. Salt, from "Henry D. Thoreau" (1886) -- Edward Sherman Hoar, [Conversations on Concord] (1892 and 1893) -- Octavius Brooks Frothingham, from "Thoreau" (1889) -- Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, from "Glimpses of force: Thoreau and Alcott" (1891) -- Julian Hawthorne and Leonard Lemmon, from "Henry David Thoreau" (1891) -- [Horace R. Hosmer], from "Reminiscences of Thoreau" (1893) -- Anonymous, from "Memories of Thoreau" (1897) -- S[amuel] A[rthur] J[ones], from "Thoreau's incarceration" (1898) -- Amanda P. Mather, [Recollections of Thoreau and Concord] (1897-1898) -- Anonymous, from "Reminiscences of Thoreau" (1899) -- Daniel Ricketson, from "Sketch of Henry D. Thoreau" (1902) -- George F. Hoar, [Reminiscences of Henry Thoreau] (1903) -- Ellen Watson, [Thoreau's visit to Plymouth in 1851] (1894) -- [Fanny Hardy Eckstorm], from "Thoreau's 'Maine woods'" (1908) -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson, from "Henry D. Thoreau" (1909 -- Edward Waldo Emerson, from Henry Thoreau as remembered by a young friend (1917) -- Mary Hosmer Brown, from Memories of Concord (1926) -- Mabel Loomis Todd, from The Thoreau family two generations ago (1958).
Summary More than any other Transcendentalist of his time, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) embodied the full complement of the movement's ideals and vocations: author, advocate for self-reform, stern critic of society, abolitionist, philosopher, and naturalist. The Thoreau of our time--valorized anarchist, founding environmentalist, and fervid advocate of civil disobedience--did not exist in the nineteenth century. In this rich and appealing collection, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis untangles Thoreau's multiple identities by offering a wide range of nineteenth-century commentary as the opinions of those who knew him evolved over time.
Subject Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Friends and associates.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography.
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
Related Names Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert, 1959-
ISBN 1609380878 (pbk : acid-free paper)
9781609380878 (pbk : acid-free paper)
9781609380977 (ebook)
1609380975 (ebook)
Standard # 40020669275
OCLC number 753912441