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A Wanderer All My Days
A Wanderer All My Days

A Wanderer All My Days

John Muir in New England


392 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9780971746848

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Libri Publishing (Apr 2007)
Green Frigate Books

Price: $23.95


Compiled from John Muir’s journal entries, letters, and hundreds of additional sources, this resource presents a detailed examination of Muir’s travels throughout New England—from the mountains of Maine to the halls of Harvard University. With comprehensive insights into Muir’s wanderings, this unique reference discusses the beginnings of the environmental movement as well as how 19th century New England literary society evolved. This distinctive look at Muir showcases how he was just as much shaped by the cultural landscapes of the East as he was by the pathless expanses of the West.


"A luminous contribution to Muir scholarship." —Robert M. Abbott, editor, Uncommon Cents: Henry David Thoreau and the Nature of Business

"Huber has absorbed Muir's New England essence and brought him back alive." —Stephan Fox, author, John Muir and His Legacy

"Parker Huber’s ability to reveal layer upon layer of natural and cultural interconnections in the New England of Muir’s day makes A Wanderer All My Days a world of its own—an animated, interesting, nuanced world that we, too, want to ramble through." —Michael P. Branch, University of Nevada–Reno, editor, John Muir’s Last Journey

"Written with the patience of a true scholar and the pleasure of an aficionado, . . . A Wanderer All My Days is a delightful and deeply informative book." —Robert J. Begiebing, Southern New Hampshire University, author of Rebecca Wentworth's Distraction

"A Wanderer All My Days skillfully incorporates the landscape and culture of the East into the larger map of Muir’s achievement in a way that is thoroughly enjoyable." —John Elder, Middlebury College, author of Reading the Mountain of Home

"A luminous contribution to Muir scholarship." —Robert Abbott, Abbott Strategies, editor of Uncommon Cents: Thoreau and the Nature of Business

"An absorbing and prodigiously researched narrative that will fascinate those who admire Muir and want to know more about the scores of people and places he encountered." —Rita K. Gollin, SUNY Genesco, author of Portraits of Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Assiduously researched with amazing detail, Huber allows us to make the same journeys, see the same places, and meet the many eastern cultural figures that Muir knew so well." —Ethan Carr, University of Massachusetts, author of Wilderness by Design

Author Biography

J. Parker Huber is the author of The Wildest Country: A Guide to Thoreau’s Maine. He is the editor of the book Elevating Ourselves: Thoreau on Mountains and the annual magazine Writing Nature. He lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.