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The outermost house : a year of life on the great beach of Cape Cod

Author: Henry Beston
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2003 1928.
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The Outermost House, a chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing. Henry Beston had originally planned to spend just two weeks in his seaside home, but was so possessed by the mysterious beauty of his surroundings that he found he "could not go," and spent his time writing in longhand on his kitchen table. The Outermost House is one of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Henry Beston
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Beston
ISBN: 080507368X 9780805073683
OCLC Number: 994020863
Notes: "75th anniversary ed."--Cover./ Reprint. Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 1928./ "An Owl book."
Description: xxxv, 218 pages : map ; 19 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Foreword to the 1949 Edition --
I. The Beach --
II. Autumn, Ocean, and Birds --
III. The Headlong Wave --
IV. Midwinter --
V. Winter Visitors --
VI. Lanterns on the Beach --
VII. An Inland Stroll in Spring --
VIII. Night on the Great Beach --
IX. The Year at High Tide --
X. Orion Rises on the Dunes.
Responsibility: Henry Beston.

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The Outermost House, a chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing. Henry Beston had originally planned to spend just two weeks in his seaside home, but was so possessed by the mysterious beauty of his surroundings that he found he "could not go," and spent his time writing in longhand on his kitchen table. The Outermost House is one of the most indispensable nature books we have in our literature, and in it we find the wonders of life itself: the migrations of seabirds, the rhythms of the tide, the windblown dunes, and the scatter of stars in the changing summer sky. "The world today," Beston writes, "is sick to its thin blood for lack of elemental things, for fire before the hands, for water, for air, for the dear earth itself underfoot." Vivid, cosmic, universal, and haunting, The Outermost House captures humanity's relationship to nature in a way only our finest books can.

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A Man in Love with Nature

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