Thoreau in Love

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  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Thoreau in Love
  • John Schuyler Bishop
  • English
  • 24 October 2017
  • 1482059657

About the Author: John Schuyler Bishop

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Thoreau in Love Two Years Before He Goes To Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau, 25, Leaves Concord, Massachusetts, To Live In New York, Where The New America Is Bursting Into Life But Before He Even Gets There He Falls In Love With A Young Man.It S 1843, A Repressive Puritanism Still Hangs Over Concord, Massachusetts, And Henry Thoreau Wants Out When His Mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gives Him An Opportunity To Move To New York City, Henry Leaves Concord With No Thought Of Ever Returning.In His Journals, 250 Some Pages About His Trip To New York Have Been Ripped Out, The Only Substantial Number Of Pages Missing From The Forty Seven Journal Volumes What Was So Scandalous That Thoreau Or, Likely, His Literary Executor Decided No One Should See It And Why Did Thoreau Stay Only Six Months In New York Thoreau S Biographers Go Out Of Their Way To Convince Us That The Writer Was Heterosexual, Although He Never Married And Wrote Freely In His Journal About The Beauty Of Men His Poem Sympathy, One Of The Few Published In His Lifetime, Is A Love Poem To A Boy Who Was His Student About That Poem, One Celebrated Biographer Went So Far As To Say, When He Wrote He Thoreau Really Meant She, And When He Wrote Him, He Really Meant Her By Denying Thoreau S Real Sexuality, Scholars Have Reduced Him To A Wooden Icon Thoreau In Love Imagines The Time Of The Missing Pages, When Thoreau Emerged From His Shell And Explored The Wider World And Himself Before He Returned To Concord, Where He Would Fearlessly Live The Rest Of His Life And Become The Great Naturalist And Literary Giant.

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10 thoughts on “Thoreau in Love

  1. Grady says:

    The lost pages, the secret thoughts of Henry David ThoreauJohn Schuyler Bishop has written a startlingly new and fine novel about one of America s icons, the brilliant thinker, writer, philosopher, environmentalist, abolitionist Thoreau Bishop reconstructs Thoreau s 1843 six month sojourn to New York from the 250 pages missing from Thoreau s diary written during that time and in doing so he has unveiled a splendid love story about a love that dare not speak its name It is a wondrously entert The lost pages, the secret thoughts of Henry David ThoreauJohn Schuyler Bishop has written a s...

  2. Dana says:

    25 pages of info dump and then this gem And then he remembered how he was sure he d seen Ben s tree grow a bit in his trousers.And nope.

  3. Tim says:

    Terrible Obviously from the other reviews, I am in the minority but I found nothing to enjoy in this book Fascinating premise, to write in the missing 250 pages of Thoreau s journal that covered his time in New York, but the writing and the story itself are dire A poorly written fan fiction One man s sexual fantasy of youths perpetually aroused and erect The dialogue and interpersonal interactions, whether gay or straight, read like nothing I would imagine of Thoreau s day and age Generall Terrible Obviously from the other reviews, I am in the minority but I found nothing to enjoy in this book Fascinating premise, to write in the missing 250 pages of Thoreau s journal that covered his time in New York, but the writing and the story itsel...

  4. Don says:

    This book takes a time in Thoreau s life and creates a story of love, longing, melancholy, fear and desire He takes you back into a time in our history where our nation was young, but puritanical religious ideas about what is and isn t a...

  5. Jennifer says:

    Ridiculously simplified synopsis for those short on time Historically accurate, fantastic characterization and a well delivered story I recommend it For those that have a littletime, here is the detailed review As a reader who is very familiar with Henry David Thoreau I was immediately curious as to how accurately the author captures the true spirit and character of Thoreau within these pages Similarly, I am also familiar with New York City during the mid 1800 s in which this novel ta Ridiculously simplified synopsis for those short on time Historically accurate, fantastic characterization and a well delivered story I recommend it For those that have a littletime, here is the det...

  6. Karen M says:

    Enjoying the company of women yet overwhelmingly attracted to men Wishing to be normal and yet falling in love not with women but with men This is Henry David Thoreau in an historical fiction of a period of time he spent in New York City and on Staten Island.The first line of the book shows what a descriptive treat awaits you Bundled against the chilly spring wind, Henry David Thoreau held right to the gunwale as he leaned over the Dahlia s bow to watch splash after brilliant splash thrown o Enjoying the company of ...

  7. Jennifer says:

    I took this book on vacation to read on the beach in Hawaii as I had a paper copy and did not want to take my Kindle onto the sand Thoreau in Love was riveting enough to keep me out of the water for long stretches of time The writing style is descriptive of both locations and characters even minor ones so that I felt I was there myself I also enjoyed the way back stories of the main character, as well as others, were woven into the main narrative The scenes of intimacy were well done a I took this book on vacation to read on the beach in Hawaii as I had a paper copy and did not want to take my Kindle onto the sand Thoreau in Love was riveting enough to keep me out of the water for long stretches of time The writing style is descriptive of both locations and characters even minor ones so that I felt I was there myself I also enjoyed the way back stories of the main character, as well as others, were woven into the main narrative The scenes of intimacy were well done and seemed in line with the time period and style of the rest of the book unlike other books were they can pull you right out of the story.The reason I rated this book four stars instead of five was due to the portrayal of the main character The further I read into the book, the less sympathetic I felt toward Henry due to his self centeredness and lack of concern for Ben s situation I found myself drawn muchto the character of Ben Wo...

  8. Kay says:

    I like that this book attempted something new, namely filling in the missing time from one of Thoreau s diaries and speculating about a romance he had while he was in New York The author was clearly passionate about the subject and there were stretches where I was very pulled in by the text.The read, however, got a little choppy There would be really good stretches of Thoreau developing ideas The encounters with the women were muchinteresting than the romance which felt really rushed I I like that this book attempted something new, namely filling in the missing time from one of Thoreau s diaries and speculating about a romance he had while he was in New York The author was clearly passionate about the subject and there were stretches where I was very pulled in by the text.The read, however, got a little choppy There would be really good stretches of Thoreau developing ideas The encounters with the women were muchinteresting than the romance which felt really rushed I kept wanting the author to slow down and show me why the characters were making decisions One of the turns in the novel felt really abrupt because there was not much build up.As someone who reads a lot of fiction with gay characters I was a little put off by some of the euphemisms used for male anatomy and male intercourse, some of them were really awkward or just used too many times I hope to seeworks form this author in the future to see what else he tackles There needs to bediverse historical fiction in t...

  9. Cynthia says:

    I loved reading this book from the beginning till the end The books has 2 parts The first part describes the romance between Thoreau and Ben on a ship to New York Ben teaches Thoreau the love between men and encourages him to love freely without letting other people s opinions rule over him The scene that inspired the cover art was magical and it was my favorite part The second part of the book has Thoreau dealing with the pressures of society Thoreau has to learn how to be true to himself I loved reading this book from the beginning till the end The books has 2 parts The first part describes the romance between Thoreau and Ben on a ship to New York Ben teaches Thoreau the love between men and encourages him to love freely without letting other peo...

  10. Mary says:

    I have always enjoyed the work of Thoreau and the thought of filling in the blanks from the missing 250 pages of his journal intrigued me enough to want to read it The book is based on the premise of Thoreau falling in love within a same sex relationship on his journey to tutor the Emerson children He is then unable to accept the relationship long...