Originally published in 1872. One of Bronson Alcott's most popular works and one of the most important books about the community of Transcendentalists in Concord. The book marks the passing of the seasons in rural New England during a single year, from spring to summer to fall. Written at the Orchard House, the writings were drawn from Alcott's diaries and dwell largely on the personalities of his famous friends -- Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau -- introducing these American writers to a wider audience. The book reveals Alcott's own belief that mankind can achieve perfection.
Applewood Books. Paperback, 276 pp.