Manchester, Connecticut

Thoreau and Emerson

East of the River READS is featuring the historical novel Mr. Emerson’s Wife,

by Amy Belding Brown. It is the fictional rendition of love among threeTranscendentalists,

Lidian Jackson Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

To read more about the factual lives of Emerson and Thoreau, the following books are available at the

Manchester Public Library.


The Concord Quartet: Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau and the Friendship that Freed

the American Mind ( 810.9 Schreiner)



1817 - 1862

Walden, or a life in the woods ( 818.303 Q Thoreau)

Henry Thoreau, bachelor of nature (813.3 Thoreau)

Concord Rebel: a life of Henry David Thoreau ( B Thoreau)

Henry David Thoreau: a critical study ( 818.33 Thoreau)

Cape Cod (917.449 Thoreau)

Henry David Thoreau (B Thoreau)

The Book of Concord: Thoreau’s life as a writer (818.309 Thoreau)

A Thoreau Gazetteer (813.3 Q Thoreau)

Henry David Thoreau’s Walden (818.303 Thoreau)

The Senses of Walden (818.3 Thoreau)

Familiar Letters of Henry David Thoreau (B Thoreau)

Thoreau’s Country: journey through a transformed landscape (818.309 Foster)

Henry David Thoreau, what manner of a man? (818.3 Thoreau)

Henry David Thoreau: a profile (818.3 Thoreau)

Thoreau: mystic, prophet, ecologist (818.3 Thoreau)

Thoreau in Our Season (818.3 Thoreau)


1803 - 1882

One First Love: the letters of Ellen Louisa Tucker to Ralph Waldo Emerson (B Emerson)

Representative Man: Ralph Waldo Emerson in his time (814.3 Emerson)

The Recognition of Ralph Waldo Emerson ( 818.3 Emerson)

Ralph Waldo Emerson: a profile (813.3 Emerson)

Emerson, the wisest American (B Emerson)

Four American Leaders (920 Eliot)

Emerson and Others (814 Emerson)