The Outermost House

The Outermost House

A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

Book - 2003
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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 aremore true than ever.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, [2003]
Edition: First Holt pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780805073683
080507368X
Branch Call Number: 508.7449 BESTON H
Characteristics: xxxv, 218 pages ; 19 cm.

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The Globe Trotter & The Tree Hugger

"Reading for relaxation needs to be lyrical, like Henry Beston."

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LPL_DanC Jan 12, 2017

An amazing escape from start to finish, whether it's Beston's observations of birds on the Cape, his recollection of stepping on a live skate barefoot on the beach in utter darkness, or the chapter he dedicates entirely to the sights and sounds of surf. Beautiful.


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LPL_DanC Jan 12, 2017

An amazing escape from start to finish, whether it's Beston's observations of birds on the Cape, his recollection of stepping on a live skate barefoot on the beach in utter darkness, or the chapter he dedicates entirely to the sights and sounds of surf. Beautiful.

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