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The Bedford Whaling Museum presents their annual reading of Moby-Dick, or The White Whale.
Although Walden by Henry David Thoreau has fascinated me for years, Louisa May Alcott’s Hospital Sketches is new to me. Obviously, many people know Alcott, another prominent writer from Concord, for Little Women. This past year my daughter read the book for the first time, which is much more than I can boast, but I’ve …
The above headlined reached as far as Los Angeles, relating the hanging deaths of Cornelius Shew and James Eagan in Montrose, Pennsylvania, for the murder of Andrew J. Pepper, a wealthy Susquehanna County farmer, on January 9, 1900. The crime occurred the night of October 9, 1897, with both defendants claiming robbery as their motive …
In this week’s blog post, I share the details of an early edition of Thoreau’s Walden published by the Burt Company, examining the “story” told by both its title page and frontispiece.