Of Interest
About Thoreau: For Further Reading: A Select Bibliography

Texts

  • The Correspondence of Henry David Thoreau. Edited by Walter Harding and Carl Bode. New York: New York University Press, 1958.
  • Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings. Edited by Bradley P. Dean. Illustrated by Abigail Rorer. Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan. Introduction by Robert D. Richardson. Washington and Covelo, Calif.: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1993.
  • I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau. Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
  • Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition. Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
  • Wild Fruits. Edited and Introduced by Bradley P. Dean. Illustrated by Abigail Rorer. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1999.
  • The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau. 20 volumes. Edited by Francis H. Allen and Bradford Torrey. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1906.
  • The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau. Edited by Walter Harding, Elizabeth Witherell, et al. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1971- .
Bibliographies
  • Allen, Francis H. A Bibliography of Henry David Thoreau. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1908.
  • Borst, Raymond R. Henry David Thoreau: A Descriptive Bibliography. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982.
  • Harding, Walter. A Bibliography of the Thoreau Society Bulletin Bibliographies: 1941-1969. Troy, N.Y.: Whitston Publishing, 1971.
  • Howarth, William L. The Literary Manuscripts of Henry David Thoreau. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1974.
  • Sattelmeyer, Robert. Thoreau’s Reading: A Study in Intellectual History, with a Bibliographical Catalog. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.
  • Scharnhorst, Gary. Henry David Thoreau: An Annotated Bibliography of Comment and Criticism before 1900. New York: Garland, 1992.

Biographies

  • Borst, Raymond R. A Thoreau Log: A Documentary Life of Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862. New York: G.K. Hall, 1992.
  • Canby, Henry Seidel. Thoreau. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939.
  • Channing, William Ellery. Thoreau: The Poet-Naturalist. Edited by F. B. Sanborn. Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed, 1902.
  • Harding, Walter. The Days of Henry Thoreau. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.
  • Lebeaux, Richard. Young Man Thoreau. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1977.
  • Lebeaux, Richard. Thoreau’s Seasons. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984.
  • Meltzer, Milton and Walter Harding. A Thoreau Profile. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1962.
  • Richardson, Robert D., Jr. Henry David Thoreau: A Life of the Mind. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.
  • Salt, Henry S. The Life of Henry David Thoreau. London: Walter Scott, 1896.

General Criticism

  • Buell, Lawrence. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing and the Formation of American Culture. Cambridge Mass.: Belknap Press, 1995
  • The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau. Edited by Joel Myerson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Harding, Walter, and Michael Meyer. A New Thoreau Handbook. New York: New York University Press, 1980.

 

Emerson's library (Photographer: Alfred W. Hosmer, from the Paul Brooks Collection)

The world rests on principles. — Thoreau to H.G.O. Blake, 19 December 1854

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