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Thoreau, Sophia E.

Overview
Works: 85 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 1,557 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature  Essays  Diaries  History 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: F27.P5, 917.449
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Most widely held works about Sophia E Thoreau
 
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A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-slavery and reform papers by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

13 editions published between 1866 and 1892 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around 1,500 copies of this first edition of Thoreau's work exist today. While "A Yankee in Canada" is an interesting and valuable account of Thoreau's trip to the north, the true value of this book lies in the second half among the "Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers." It is the first time that Thoreau's essay "Civil Disobedience" was published in book form. Thoreau was a lifelong abolitionist who refused any government that supported the institution of slavery. He held that the best government is the one that governs the least. A government of the majority does not make it right because a majority does not guarantee morality. "Civil Disobedience" has inspired countless people through history, including some of the world's greatest moral leaders like Mahatma Ghandi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy
The Maine woods by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

6 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maine Woods is a characteristically Thoreauvian book: a personal account of exploration, of exterior and interior discovery in a natural setting, conveyed in taut, workmanlike prose. Thoreau's evocative renderings of the life of the primitive forest--its mountains, waterways, fauna, flora, and inhabitants--are valuable in themselves. But his impassioned protest against despoilment in the name of commerce and sport, which even by the 1850s threatened to deprive Americans of the "tonic of wildness," makes The Maine Woods an especially vital book for our time. This edition presents Thoreau's fullest account of the wilderness as he intended it
Excursions by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

5 editions published between 1863 and 1864 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Excursions presents texts of nine essays, including some of Thoreau's most engaging and popular works, newly edited and based on the most authoritative versions of each. These essays represent Thoreau in many stages of his writing career, ranging from 1842-when he accepted Emerson's commission to review four volumes of botanical and zoological catalogues in an essay that was published in The Dial is "Natural, History of Massachusetts" to 1862, when he prepared "Wild Apples," a lecture he had delivered in the Concord Lyceum's 1859-1860 season, for publication in the Atlantic Monthly after his death."--Jacket
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

3 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story those who love to walk the length of lonely beaches, for Thoreau walks alone in this book
Sophia Thoreau's scrapbook, from the collection of George L. Davenport Jr( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some unpublished letters of Henry D. and Sophia E. Thoreau : a chapter in the history of a still-born book by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

2 editions published between 1899 and 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work contains a series of letters written by Henry David Thoreau and his sister, Sophia E. Thoreau
Extracts relating to the Indians : [Concord] : by Henry David Thoreau( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from books published 1843-1849, on Native Americans and exploration of the North American continent
Extracts relating to the Indians, [Concord] : by Henry David Thoreau( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Extracts from books published 1856-1857, on Native Americans and exploration of the North American continent
Journal : [Concord] by Henry David Thoreau( )

1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inspiration : by Henry David Thoreau( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Extracts relating to the Indians, [Cambridge, Concord and] Worcester : by Henry David Thoreau( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Extracts from books published 1853-1854, on Native Americans and exploration of the North American continent
Journal : [Concord] by Henry David Thoreau( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrait, first published copy of Sophia Thoreau's painting by Thoreau Society( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journal : [Concord] by Henry David Thoreau( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Brooks family papers by Brooks family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(Cont.) Series includes material relating to N. Brooks' financial responsibilities for his children, to his political involvements, some deeds, and several genealogical items. The George M. Brooks papers include correspondence (e.g. 1875 ALS from Abigail May Alcott; 1872 ALS from Edward Carver Damon; [1871] Mar. 15 ALS from Sophia E. Thoreau; and ALS from Edward Jarvis, George Frisbie Hoar, and J.S. Keyes), bills, accounts, receipts, deeds, legal papers, passport, and materials relating to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Fund and Hubbard Estate Improvement. Series also includes 9 v
Extracts relating to the Indians, [Concord] : by Henry David Thoreau( )

1 edition published in 1850 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Extracts from books published 1845-1848, on Native Americans and exploration of the North American continent
Journal : [Concord] by Henry David Thoreau( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journal : [Concord] by Henry David Thoreau( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journal : [Concord] by Henry David Thoreau( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Sophia Thoreau

Languages
English (58)