May 26, 2009
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros: Atmosphere of 1844 Massachusetts. Its pretensions, literature, theater, religions, and immigrants from Norway and Ireland.
Cons: Bizarre short stories implausibly unified through medium of an accidental forest fire. Providence gone mad.
Summary: It was unusually cold on the last day of April 1844. Eastern Massachusetts had seen no rain since January. Two friends, 26 year old Henry David Thoreau, pencil-manufacturer, and several years younger Edward Sherman Hoar, have been fishing. They pause at ... read more