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"An essay omitted from many anthologies" according to Corinne H. Smith. Published in _Atlantic Monthly_ five months after his death, this essay describes the colors of the New England landscape as Henry David Thoreau saw them in the mid-1800s. His motivation for writing such words seems to have been his neighbors' apathy and indifference toward the natural world, for "A man sees only what concerns him." And so Thoreau speaks of the beauty of purple grasses an. unforgotten nature It is a beautiful text that revels in nature's exuberant expression and rescues her vital value to man. To witness Thoreau's love of nature is pure joy. There is no better teacher than he to learn Nature's lessons through his eyes.
American author, naturalist, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) is best known for his book Walden and his essay Civil Disobedience. . His lasting contributions to American literature focus on natural history, self-sufficient living, and individuality
Listeners will get the sense of walking alongside Thoreau as he leads them half authoritative teacher, half marveling student on a tour of the evocative landscape. Library JournalEDITORS' PICK 2008 Brett Barry's crisp, well-paced reading free of theatrics allows the author's words to resonate. --Library Journal
Autumnal Tints was originally published in the October 1862 Atlantic Monthly.. Two institutions of New England, our fall colors and Henry David Thoreau, are brought together in this posthumously published rumination on Nature