The Outermost House

A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod

Henry Beston

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The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, “written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty” (New York Herald Tribune)

A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House 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.”

Instead, he sat down to try and capture in words the wonders of the magical landscape he found himself in thrall to: the migrations of seabirds, the rhythms of the tide, the windblown dunes, and the scatter of stars in the changing summer sky. Beston argued that, “The world today is sick to its thin blood for the lack of elemental things, for fire before the hands, for water, for air, for the dear earth itself underfoot.” Seventy-five years after they were first published, Beston’s words are more true than ever.

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“A colorful and ever-changing chronicle of movement that approaches the magnificent.” —Boston Transcript

“Clear and full of life.” —The Nation

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Henry Beston

Henry Beston (1888–1968) wrote many books, including White Pine and Blue Water, Northern Farm, and The St. Lawrence.

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The Outermost House
A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
Henry Beston

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
July 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805073683
ISBN10: 080507368X
5 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches, 256 pages, Includes one black-and-white illustration and one map
$16.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
May 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466844285
ISBN10: 1466844280
256 pages, Includes one black-and-white illustration and one map
$9.99
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