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Stephen Adams and Donald Ross, Jr., Revising Mythologies: The Composition of Thoreau's Major Works (Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1988).

Catherine L. Albanese, ed., The Spirituality of the American Transcendentalists: Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amos Bronson Alcott, Theodore Parker, and Henry David Thoreau (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1988).

Peter J. Bellis, Writing Revolution: Aesthetics and Politics in Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2003).

Jane Bennett, Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1994).

Michael Benjamin Berger, Thoreau's Late Career and "The Dispersion of Seeds": The Saunterer's Synoptic Vision (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2000).

Martin Bickman, Walden: Volatile Truths (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992).

Shawn Chandler Bingham, Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination: The Wilds of Society (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008).

Raymond R. Borst, The Thoreau Log: A Documentary Life of Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862 (New York: G. K. Hall, 1992).

Daniel B. Botkin, No Man's Garden: Thoreau and a New Vision for Civilization and Nature (Washington, DC: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 2001).

Gordon V. Boudreau, The Roots of Walden and the Tree of Life (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1990).

Richard Bridgman, Dark Thoreau (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1982).

Dona Budd and Charles Gurche (photographer), Thoughts from Walden Pond by Henry David Thoreau (Rohnert Park: Pomegranate, 1998).

Lawrence Buell, The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995).

Joan Burbick, Thoreau's Alternative History: Changing Perspectives on Nature, Culture, and Language (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987).

Philip Cafaro, Thoreauís Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2004).

William E. Cain, ed., A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreau (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Sharon Cameron, Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau's Journal (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985).

Charles Capper and Conrad Edick Wright, eds., Transient and Permanent: The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1999).

Peter Carafiol, The American Ideal: Literary History as a Worldly Activity (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991).

David Clippinger, The Mind's Landscape: William Bronk and Twentieth-Century American Poetry (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2006).

Bradley P. Dean, ed., Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings (Washington, DC: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1993).

______________, ed., Wild Fruits (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000).

Richard Dillman, Essays on Henry David Thoreau: Rhetoric, Style, and Audience (West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press, 1993).

_______________, ed., The Major Essays of Henry David Thoreau (Albany, NY: Whitston Publishing, 2001).

_______________, ed., Thoreau's Comments on the Art of Writing (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1987).

Wai Chee Dimock, Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006).

John Dolis, Tracking Thoreau: Double-Crossing Nature and Technology (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005).

Daniel A. Dombrowski, Thoreau the Platonist (New York: Peter Lang, 1986).

Robert L. Dorman, A Word for Nature (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998).

Jerzy Durczak, ed., Rivers and the American Experience (Lublin, Poland: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press, 2000).

Thomas S. Edwards and Elizabeth A. DeWolfe, eds., Such News of the Land: U.S. Women Nature Writers (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2001).

Robert Epstein and Sherry Phillips, The Natural Man: Henry David Thoreau (Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1978).

Stephen Fender, ed., Walden (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Steven Fink, Prophet in the Marketplace: Thoreau's Development as a Professional Writer (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).

Robert Lawrence France, ed., Thoreau on Water: Reflecting Heaven (Boston: Mariner Books-Houghton Mifflin, 2001).

Richard Francis, Transcendental Utopias: Individual and Community at Brook Farm, Fruitlands, and Walden (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997).

Wayne Franklin and Michael Steiner, eds., Mapping American Culture (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992).

Kris Fresonke, West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003).

Adam Gamble, In the Footsteps of Thoreau: 25 Historic & Nature Walks on Cape Cod (Yarmouth Port, MA: On Cape Publications, 1997).

Frederick Garber, Thoreau's Fable of Inscribing (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991).

Harry R. Garvin, ed., The American Renaissance: New Dimensions (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1983).

Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm, eds., The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1996).

Henry Golemba, Thoreau's Wild Rhetoric (New York: New York University Press, 1990).

Shoji Goto and Phyllis Cole, The Philosophy of Emerson and Thoreau: Orientals Meet Occidentals (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2007).

Richard A. Grusin, Transcendentalist Hermeneutics: Institutional Authority and the Higher Criticism of the Bible (Durham: Duke University Press, 1991).

Philip F. Gura, The Crossroads of American History and Literature (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996).

_______________, The Wisdom of Words: Language, Theology, and Literature in the New England Renaissance (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1981).

James R. Guthrie, Above Time: Emersonís and Thoreauís Temporal Revolutions (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2001).

Daniel Halpern, ed., On Nature: Nature, Landscape, and Natural History (San Francisco: North Point Press, 1987).

Olaf Hansen, Aesthetic Individualism and Practical Intellect: American Allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990).

Elizabeth I. Hanson, Thoreau's Indian of the Mind (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1991).

Walter Harding and Michael Meyer, The New Thoreau Handbook (New York: New York University Press, 1980).

Jason Haslam, Fitting Sentences: Identity in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Prison Narratives (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2005).

John Hildebidle, Thoreau: A Naturalist's Liberty (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983).

William L. Howarth, The Book of Concord: Thoreau's Life as a Writer (New York: Viking Press, 1982).

William L. Howarth, ed., Walking with Thoreau: A Literary Guide to the Mountains of New England (Boston: Beacon Press, 2001).

_______________, ed., Thoreau in the Mountains: Writings by Henry David Thoreau (New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1982).

Daniel Walker Howe, Henry David Thoreau on the Duty of Civil Disobedience: An Inaugural Lecture (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991).

Linck C. Johnson, Thoreau's Complex Weave: The Writing of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1986).

William C. Johnson, What Thoreau Said: Walden and the Unsayable (Moscow, ID: University of Idaho Press, 1991).

Jennet Kirkpatrick, Uncivil Disobedience: Studies in Violence and Democratic Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008).

Richard Kopley, Prospects for the Study of American Literature: A Guide for Scholars and Students (New York: New York University Press, 1997).

Mary Kullberg, ed., Wood-Notes Wild: Walking with Thoreau (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1995).

George P. Landow, Elegant Jeremiahs: The Sage from Carlyle to Mailer (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986).

Richard Lebeaux, Thoreau's Seasons (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984).

_______________, Young Man Thoreau (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1977).

Donald W. Linebaugh, The Man Who Found Thoreau: Roland W. Robbins and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in America (Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire Press, 2005).

Thomas J. Lyon, ed., This Incomperable Lande: A Book of American Nature Writing (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989).

W. Barksdale Maynard, Walden Pond: A History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

Robert Kuhn McGregor, A Wider View of the Universe: Henry Thoreau's Study of Nature (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997).

James McIntosh, Thoreau as Romantic Naturalist: His Shifting Stance toward Nature (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1974).

Sean Ross Meehan, Meditating American Autobiography: Photography in Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, and Whitman (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2008).

Michael Meyer, Several More Lives to Live: Thoreau's Political Reputation in America (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977).

Robert Milder, Reimagining Thoreau (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Douglas T. Miller, Henry David Thoreau: A Man for All Seasons (New York: Facts on File, 1991).

Mary Elkins Moller, Thoreau in the Human Community (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980).

Wesley T. Mott, ed., Biographical Dictionary of Transcendentalism (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996).

_______________, ed., Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996).

Jeffrey Myers, Converging Stories: Race, Ecology, and Environmental Justice in American Literature (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2005).

Joel Myerson, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

______________, ed., Critical Essays on Henry David Thoreau's Walden (Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1988).

______________, ed., Emerson and Thoreau: The Contemporary Reviews (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992).

______________, ed., Trancendentalism: A Reader (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Deak Nabers, Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, The Civil War, and American Literature, 1852-1867 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).

Roderick Frazier Nash, The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989).

Richard Nelson, The Island Within (San Francisco: North Point Press, 1989).

Leonard Neufeldt, The Economist: Henry Thoreau and Enterprise (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989).

Lance Newman, Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

John P. O'Grady, Pilgrims to the Wild: Everett Ruess, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Clarence King, Mary Austin (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1993).

Daniel G. Payne, Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996).

H. Daniel Peck, Thoreau's Morning Work (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990).

______________, ed., A Year in Thoreau's Journal: 1851 (New York: Penguin USA, 1993).

______________, ed., A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (New York: Penguin Books, 1998).

Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau's Concord (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006).

Joel Porte, Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004).

Timothy B. Powell, Ruthless Democracy: A Multicultural Interpretation of the American Renaissance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000).

Robert D. Richardson, Jr., Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986).

David Robinson, Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004).

Anne C. Rose, Transcendentalism as a Social Movement, 1830-1850 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981).

Nancy L. Rosenblum, ed., Thoreau: Politcal Writings (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Steven Rosendale, ed., The Greening of Literary Scholarship: Literature, Theory, and the Environment (Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2002).

William Rossi, ed., Walden; and Resistance to Civil Government (New York: W. W. Norton, 1992).

Robert Sattelmeyer, Thoreau's Reading: A Study in Intellectual History with Bibliographical Catalogue (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988).

Robert F. Sayre, New Essays on Walden (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992).

______________, Thoreau and the American Indians (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977).

Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory (New York: Knopf, 1995).

Gary Scharnhorst, Henry David Thoreau: A Case Study in Canonization (Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1993).

Richard J. Schneider, ed., Approaches to Teaching Thoreau's Walden and Other Works (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1996).

______________, Henry David Thoreau (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1987).

______________, ed., Thoreau's Sense of Place: Essays in American Environmental Writing (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2000).

Edmund A. Schofield and Robert C. Baron, eds., Thoreau's World and Ours: A Natural Legacy (Golden, CO: North American Press, 1993).

Robert J. Scholnick, ed., American Literature and Science (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1992).

Merton M. Sealts, Jr., Beyond the Classroom: Essays on American Authors (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1996).

Milette Shamir, Inexpressible Privacy: The Interior Life of Antebellum American Literature (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006).

Milette Shamir and Jennifer Travis, ed., Boys Donít Cry?: Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002).

George Shulman, American Prophecy: Race and Redemption in American Political Culture (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008).

Scott Slovic, Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing: Henry Thoreau, Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1992).

David C. Smith, The Transcendental Saunterer: Thoreau and the Search for Self (Savannah: Frederic C. Beil, 1997).

Harmon Smith, My Friend, My Friend: The Story of Thoreau's Relationship with Emerson (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999).

Frank Stewart, A Natural History of Nature Writing (Washington, DC: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1995).

Taylor Stoehr, Nay-Saying in Concord: Emerson, Alcott, and Thoreau (Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1979).

Bob Pepperman Taylor, America's Bachelor Uncle: Thoreau and the American Polity (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996).

_______________, Our Limits Transgressed: Environmental Political Thought in America (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1992).

Alfred I. Tauber, Henry David Thoreau and the Moral Agency of Knowing(Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001).

Jack Turner, ed., A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009).

J. O. Valentine, ed., Thoreau on Land: Nature's Canvas (Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001).

K. P. Van Anglen, ed., Seeing into the Life of Things: Essays on Religion and Literature (New York: Fordham University Press, 1998).

_______________, ed., Simplify, Simplify and other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996).

Arthur Versluis, American Transcendentalism and Asian Religions (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993).

Jim Dale Vickery, Wilderness Visionaries (Minocqua, WI: NorthWord Press, 1994).

Steven Winspur, La Poesie du Lieu: Segalen, Thoreau, Guillevic, Ponge (Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2006).

Edward Wagenknecht, Henry David Thoreau: What Manner of Man? (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1981).

Laura Dassow Walls, Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995).

James Perrin Warren, John Burroughs and the Place of Nature (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2006).

Michael West, Transcendental Wordplay: America's Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Language of Nature (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2000).

Leslie Perrin Wilson, Cliffsnotes: Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism (Forest City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide, 2000).

Steven Winspur and Michael Brophy. La Poesie du lieu: Segalen, Thoreau, Guillevic, Ponge (Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2006).

William J. Wolf, Thoreau: Mystic, Prophet, Ecologist (Philadelphia: United Church Press, 1974).

Sam McGuire Worley, Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001).

Donald Worster, Nature's Economy: The Roots of Ecology (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1977; Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1979).

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