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Bonds of Affection: Thoreau on Dogs and Cats [Hardcover]

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas , Wesley T. Mott , Barry Moser


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Oct. 1 2005 Spirit of Thoreau (University of Massachusetts Press)
"How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book," wrote Henry David Thoreau in Walden. Today that book continues to provoke, inspire, and change lives all over the world, and each rereading is fresh and challenging. Yet as Thoreau's countless admirers know, there is more to the man than Walden. An engineer, poet, teacher, naturalist, lecturer, and political activist, he truly had multiple lives to lead, and each one speaks forcefully to us today. Sponsored by the Thoreau Society, the brief, handsomely presented books in this series offer the thoughts of a great writer on a variety of topics, some that we readily associate with him, some that may be surprising. Each volume includes selections from his familiar published works as well as from less well known lectures, letters, and journal entries. The books have been designed by renowned illustrator and book artist Barry Moser. Ronald A. Bosco is Distinguished Service Professor of English and American Literature at the University at Albany, past-president of the Thoreau Society, and chair of The Friends of Walden Pond Committee. Wesley T. Mott is professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and series editor for the Thoreau Society. Steve Grant is a journalist who writes on natural history and New England heritage topics for the Hartford Courant.

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  • Hardcover: 89 pages
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press (Oct. 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558494995
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558494992
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g

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About the Author

Founded in 1941, the Thoreau Society is the oldest and largest society in the world devoted to the legacy of an American author. The Society draws members from an unusually wide range of interests and professions. It operates the Shop at Walden Pond, and its publications include the annual journal The Saunterer and the quarterly Thoreau Society Bulletin. In partnership with the Walden Woods Project, it has formed the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, an important research and educational center, which houses the collections of the Thoreau Society.

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3.0 out of 5 stars I DON'T THINK THOREAU EITHER LIKED OR KNEW MUCH ABOUT DOGS April 25 2008
By HISTORYBUFF - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book to be other than I expected. I thought this famous philosopher who wrote Walden Pond, for which he is famous, would have owned and loved many dogs. His oservations are mostly about neighborhood dogs, and usually not particularly sympathetic. Obviously Thoreau was no Albert Payson Terhune, and probably wouldn't have been interested in Lassy or Rin Tin Tin. If you are dog simple like me, pass this one up.

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