In 1926, Henry Beston spent two weeks in a two-room cottage on the sand dunes of Cape Cod. He had not intended to stay longer, but, as he later wrote, "I lingered on, and as the year lengthened into autumn, the beauty and mystery of this earth and outer sea so possessed and held me that I could not go." Beston stayed for a year, meditating on humanity and the natural world. In The Outermost House, originally published in 1928, he poetically chronicled the four seasons at the beach; the ebb and flow of the tides, the migration of birds, storms, stars, and solitude. The landscape was his major character, and his writing provides a snapshot of the Cape, a place physically changed yet as soulful 80 years later. Like Henry D. Thoreau before him, and Rachel Carson after him, Beston was a writer of stunning beauty, importance and vision. Robert Finch once wrote of him, His are burnished, polished sentences, richly metaphoric and musical, that beg to be read aloud. The Outermost House is a classic of American nature literature. It is now available, for the first time, on audio. *Including an interview with Beston biographer, Dr. Daniel G. Payne *Unabridged on 5 CDs / approximately 5 hours *Narrated by Brett Barry
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Henry Beston (1888-1968) was the author of many books, including Herbs and The Earth and Northern Farm. His Cape Cod house was declared a National Literary Landmark in 1964, but was destroyed by a winter storm in 1978.From AudioFile:
In 1925, Henry Beston built a small house on Cape Cod and spent a year there with minimal human contact. His reflection on the experience, THE OUTERMOST HOUSE, is a revered part of Cape CodÕs literary history. Brett Barry shines as the voice of Beston, a naturalist. BarryÕs narration captures the poetry of BestonÕs lyrical passages, in which he expresses views on wildlife and conservation that are decades ahead of their time. While some of BestonÕs descriptions are in the vein of a field guide, others are wise and moving. This production is best listened to during a walk through oneÕs own favorite natural retreat. D.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro Penguin Books, 1976. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0140043152
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Descrizione libro Penguin Books, 1976. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110140043152