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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

* Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric paintings by renowned artists, Thoreau's absorbing book is based on the narrative of a boat trip he made with his brother in New Hampshire in 1839. Both travel journal and philosophical work, it explores the themes of religion, history, poetry, and the relentless onward march of progress.

* Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's modern readers as it would have been when first published well over a century ago, the book is one of the great works of American literature and continues to be widely read and studied throughout the world.

* This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text.

Important places

Concord (18)
Merrimack (8)


Hillsborough (18)
Merrimack (21)


New Hampshire (499)
Maine (1,075)


United States (64,950)

Other geographical areas

Appalachian Mountains (1,111)
New England (5,830)