The Maine Woods Author:Henry David Thoreau Nearly a century has passed since Thoreau paddled the length of Moosehead in his birchbark canoe heading for the headwaters of the Allegash and the white wter of the East Branch of the Penobscot River. To those familiar with the north woods of the State of Maine this edition of an old favorite will be like a breeze laden with the smell of balsam... more ». To those who are not, this account of the Kennebec, the Penobscot and the St. John will prove a welcome revelation.
This new edition which departs from the traditional framework originally given to the book-not by Thoreau himself but evidentaly by his literary executors-has been recast in order that the reader may accompany Thoreau around the whole swing of the Ktaadn country, instead of on the three separate, overlapping trips.
The artist, Henry B. Kane, who is well known to all lovers of Thoreau, has drawn his illustrations with complete fidelity to the text and a wealth of imaginative understanding. The text arrangement of the three trips has skillfully and reverently put together by Dudley C. Hunt, who on successive occasions has covered practically all the waterways and terrain visited by Thoreau a centry ago.« less