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Wild Apples

Wild Apples [Kindle Edition]

Henry David Thoreau
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 81 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466226730
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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  • Language: English
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Henry David Thoreau was born (1817), died, and lived most of his life in Concord Massachusetts, where the American Revolution against British colonial rule began. Educated at Harvard, Thoreau was an avid reader - in five languages- of everything from classical literature and Hindu and Chinese philosophy through narratives of travel and early American settlement, to works on the flora and fauna of his native region. Taking an active part in current political and ethical debates, Thoreau became a courageous, outspoken opponent of federal government policies, such as the expansionist war against Mexico and the refusal of Congress to legislate against southern slavery. Though he loved books about discovery and travel, Thoreau wandered neither frequently nor over a great distance. Thoreau kept a journal of his thoughts and observations exceeding two million words by the end of his life. He died, in Concord, in 1862.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 18 Dec 2012
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This is one of my favourite Authors so as with Ralph Waldo Emerson I will be bias because I love all his works and what he stood for in life. Great deal of lessons have been learned. I recommend it to anyone. Moreoever, it's free.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoreau is Wonderful 10 Nov 2011
By N. Trandahl - Published on
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I must admit that I wouldn't have read a book about the lore of apples in the 1800s had it not been rather short in length and written by the amazing Henry Thoreau. But as it was, it contained the unmatched descriptions and fervent passion that is so evident in all of Thoreau's writings. I wouldn't recommend this work to anybody that isn't a follower of Thoreau, but for those of us that are, this writing about apples is a quick easy read that inspires you to take a stroll outside with an apple in your hand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very interesting 23 Sep 2013
By Connie White - Published on
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This book might not be for everyone. It was the first of Thoreau that I have read, and might seem a bit "plodding" to some readers. However, I find his exploration of wild apples, their origin, and how they spread across the country to be quite interesting. Also, his appraisal of the flavors of wild apples compared with our cultivated species reminded me that what we find in our groceries is often just not the same as the flavors of plants from the wild or from our own gardens. And enjoyable read for a winter's evening.
5.0 out of 5 stars An insight into Thoreau 23 Jun 2014
By Matthew Kennedy - Published on
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As any Thoreau devotee, I am devoted to Walden. However, I have branched out to read from various other Thoreau collections. This work is interesting in that it offers wonderful insight into the author's character.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Thoreau 18 Oct 2013
By David - Published on
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Fun reading for the Thoreau lover. Leave it to Throeau to say so much about apples! May also make you more of an apple connoisseur.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just about Apples 28 Aug 2013
By John S. Bailey - Published on
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While this was an interesting dissertation about apples, it was also about the settling of the New World. Comparing Thoreau's time with our own, we seem to have lost our spirit of adventure. We seem to have lost our "wildness" so to speak. We have become tribal and no longer have the self reliance that Thoreau and Emerson valued.
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