Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 18, 2008 - Travel - 272 pages
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Originally published in 1865, Henry David Thoreau’s Cape Cod is a wonderfully written, surprisingly funny account of nineteenth-century life on the Cape well before it became a major tourist attraction. To this day, many people consider it the best book ever written about Cape Cod. This new illustrated volume features the complete text of Thoreau’s classic work as published in Houghton Mifflin’s 1906 edition, the stunning photography of Scot Miller, and a foreword from the preeminent Thoreau biographer, Robert Richardson. Many of the lush color photographs show elements of the landscape that Thoreau would have seen: the great beach, imposing cliffs, sand dunes, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, beach grass, seaweed; others reflect the unique personality of Cape Cod and its people today, including local artists and architecture. The combination of Thoreau’s timeless text and Miller’s exquisitely reproduced color photographs make this an indispensable book for anyone who loves Thoreau’s writing or Cape Cod.

The book is published in association with the Walden Woods Project, which is dedicated to preserving the lands Thoreau wrote about.
 

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Contents

The Shipwreck
1
StageCoach Views
16
The Plains of Nauset
27
The Beach
49
The Wellfleet Oysterman
71
The Beach Again
91
Across the Cape
117
The Highland Light
136
The Sea and the Desert
161
Provincetown
193
A Statement from the Walden Wood Project
248
Artists Statement
251
List of Illustrations
254
Epigraph
257
Copyright

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Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, MA in 1817, and is best know for his influential work, Walden, which was published by Ticknor & Fields in 1854.

SCOT MILLER is a professional photographer whose photographs have appeared in numerous books and publications, including Walden: The 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic and Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic. Miller lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Marilyn, where they operate Sun to Moon Gallery, a fine art photography gallery.

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