A fugitive in Walden Woods

by Norman Lock

Written in English
Published: Pages: 238 Downloads: 438
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Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • Fugitive slaves,
  • Abolitionists,
  • American Authors,
  • Underground Railroad

Edition Notes

StatementNorman Lock
SeriesThe American novels series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3562.O218 F84 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination238 pages
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26925484M
ISBN 101942658222
ISBN 109781942658221
LC Control Number2017013551
OCLC/WorldCa959036683

Walden (/ ˈ w ɔː l d ən /; first published in as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by American transcendentalist writer Henry David text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance.   A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that special magic of making Thoreau’s time in Walden Woods seem fresh and surprising and necessary right now This is a patient and perceptive novel, a pleasure to read even as it grapples with issues that affect the United States to this day. His most famous work is Walden, a uniquely American mixture of dissidence, transcendental philosophy, natural science, self-reliance, and iconoclasm. The book is filled with memorable lines and thought-provoking challenges to conventional assumptions, against a background of living in the woods by Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and--to some degree--a manual for self-reliance.[2.

- Take a photo tour through our Walden Woods Community in Kalamazoo! For more information about Walden Woods or open houses in this community, check out 64 pins. Located about 20 miles from Boston, Walden Woods is a distinctive area of glacial origin. It is the area that lay at the bottom of glacial Lake Sudbury, and is different from its surroundings because of the deep sand and gravel deposits that formed here.   Lock’s novel blends history and delirium in a thrilling, unnerving portrait of 19th-century America. The books in Lock’s American Novels cycle—of which this is the seventh—have ranged from the wryly philosophical (A Fugitive in Walden Woods, ) to the metafictional (The Boy in His Winter, ).This book, which shares a few characters with Feast Day of the Cannibals (), both. By Elizabeth Witherell. During his lifetime, Henry Thoreau wrote and wrote and wrote — essays, books, poems, translations, letters, Journal entries — and what he wrote has become an important part of our heritage as Americans. Even though Thoreau was born over years ago, the questions he raised—about the meaning of nature, about the need for wildness as a tonic for the spirit, about.

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“ A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that special magic of making Thoreau’s time in Walden Woods seem fresh and surprising and necessary right now. Norman Lock tells the story of Samuel Long, an escaped slave who encounters Thoreau, with insight and some welcome humor.

In A Fugitive in Walden Woods, Lock turns his gaze to the New England trio of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who framed America’s troubled, contradictory relationship with nature and authority. Ventriloquizing historical figures is always tricky, but Lock does it with just the right mix of reverence.

In the fourth novel in the series, A Fugitive in Walden Woods, a runaway slave encounters Henry David Thoreau and his transcendentalist circle and ponders the meaning of physical and ideological freedom. Samuel Long has been a fugitive for one year when his Underground Railroad journey ends in Concord, Massachusetts.

A Fugitive in Walden Woods Norman Lock. Bellevue, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Buy this book The fourth installment of time living in Walden Woods as Henry David Thoreau.

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The title A Fugitive in Walden Woods occurred early in the writing of the novel. I knew that my escaped slave Samuel Long would become Thoreau’s neighbor at Walden Pond, and only a few permutations of slave, runaway, Samuel Long, Thoreau, Walden Pond, and Walden Woods intervened.

A Fugitive in Walden Woods is historical fiction, a revisionist history featuring some of the greatest American minds of The book is part of The American Novels series. At the cost of his shackled hand, the enslaved Samuel Long escapes via the Underground Railroad to. Lock portrays a fictional account of a freed-slave fugitive in Walden's Woods by writing as a transcendentalist while the protagonist encounters transcendentalists.

It would be very easy for this to become heavy-handed or for the real-life characters (Thoreau, Emerson, Garrison, Alcott, and Hawthorne) to become caricatures, but this doesn't /5(6). PUBLISHERS WEEKLY The fourth installment of Lock's the American Novels series (American Meteor) is the unflinching, penetrative, and bravely earnest account of fictional escaped slave Samuel Long's (the fugitive of the title) time living in Walden Woods.

The latest installment in the author's American Novels Series, A Fugitive in Walden Woods looks at Henry David Thoreau's time at Walden Pond from a novel lens.

Norman Lock introduces the reader to a character named Samuel Long, an escaped slave from a plantation in Virginia, who has been given refuge in a shack in the woods nearby to Thoreau's cabin.

A Fugitive in Walden Woods features a handful of American transcendentalists in the mids, men like Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and William Lloyd Garrison.

Among these greats of their time, the author inserts a runaway slave from the South, one Samuel Long, a man so desperate for freedom that he is willing to chop off his own hand rather than.

On A Fugitive in Walden Woods “A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that special magic of making Thoreau’s time in Walden Woods seem fresh and surprising and necessary right now This is a patient and perceptive novel, a pleasure to read even as it grapples with issues that affect the United States to this day.”Brand: Bellevue Literary Press.

Walden, in full Walden; or, Life in the Woods, series of 18 essays by Henry David Thoreau, published in An important contribution to New England Transcendentalism, the book was a record of Thoreau’s experiment in simple living on the northern shore of Walden Pond in eastern Massachusetts (–47).

A fugitive in Walden Woods by Lock_ Norman Really enjoyed this book about the Negro who wanders onto Walden woods and especially like the disucssions of th gardening. Love how he helps others who in turn are famous and they help him also.

Love hearing of the area, locale, nature all around as we've been there before. The fourth installment of Lock's the American Novels series (American Meteor) is the unflinching, penetrative, and bravely earnest account of fictional escaped slave Samuel Long's (the fugitive of the title) time living in Walden Woods as Henry David Thoreau's neighbor.

“A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that special magic of making Thoreau’s time in Walden Woods seem fresh and surprising and necessary right now This is a patient and perceptive novel, a pleasure to read even as it grapples with issues that affect the United States to this day.”.

“A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that special magic of making Thoreau's time in Walden Woods seem fresh and surprising and necessary right now. Norman Lock tells the story of Samuel Long, an escaped slave who encounters Thoreau, with insight and some welcome humor.

This is a. A FUGITIVE IN WALDEN WOODS. by Norman Lock. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. The protagonist of Lock’s latest novel escapes from slavery and falls in with Author: Norman Lock. Read "A Fugitive in Walden Woods" by Norman Lock available from Rakuten Kobo.

“[Norman Lock’s fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights.” —NPR In Brand: Bellevue Literary Press. novel in the series, A Fugitive in Walden Woods, a runaway slave encounters Henry David Thoreau and his transcendentalist circle and ponders the meaning of physical and ideological freedom.

Samuel Long has been a fugitive for one year when his Underground Railroad journey ends in. A Fugitive in Walden Woods. Written by Norman Lock Review by Bryan Dumas.

Samuel Long escapes slavery in and travels the Underground Railroad until he reaches Concord, Massachusetts, and eventually Walden Pond. There, he is quickly befriended by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, who adopt Samuel into their Transcendentalist : Norman Lock.

A fugitive in Walden Woods by Lock_ Norman Really enjoyed this book about the Negro who wanders onto Walden woods and especially like the disucssions of th gardening.

Love how he helps others who in turn are famous and they help him also. Love hearing of the area, locale, nature all around as we've been there before.4/5(17).

A Fugitive in the Walden Woods is one of four in Lock’s highly imaginative American Novels series. Other famous Americans he has conjured in the series include Huck Finn, Walt Whitman, General George Custer and Edgar Allan Poe.

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Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. A Fugitive in Walden Woods (Book): Lock, Norman: "The fourth self-contained volume of The American Novels series tells the story of Samuel Long, who escapes slavery in Virginia by traveling the Underground Railroad to Walden Woods, where he encounters Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Lloyd Garrison, and other transcendentalists and abolitionists.

"A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that special magic of making Thoreau's time in Walden Woods seem fresh and surprising and necessary right now. Norman Lock tells the story of Samuel Long, an escaped slave who encounters Thoreau, with insight and some welcome humor. A Fugitive In Walden Woods [Large Print] Author(s): Norman Lock "The fourth self-contained volume of The American Novels series tells the story of Samuel Long, who escapes slavery in Virginia by traveling the Underground Railroad to Walden Woods, where he encounters Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Lloyd.Elsewhere in the book, as when aids a fugitive slave on his journey to Canada, Thoreau demonstrates his opposition to slavery and disgust with the Fugitive Slave Law.

He sees the state and its institutions as corrupt and insidious controllers of men, even when they try to escape it, as he does by living in the woods. Source(s) Walden.The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel, American Meteor, The Port-Wine Stain, and A Fugitive in Walden Woods.