The Outermost House
- A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
- Narrated by: Brett Barry
- Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-11-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Silver Hollow Audio Inc.
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Beston stayed for a year, meditating on humanity and the natural world. In The Outermost House, originally published in 1928, he poetically chronicled the four seasons at the beach: the ebb and flow of the tides, the migration of birds, storms, stars, and solitude. The landscape was his major character, and his writing provides a snapshot of the Cape, a place physically changed yet still as soulful 80 years later.
Like Henry D. Thoreau before him, and Rachel Carson after him, Beston was a writer of stunning beauty, importance, and vision. Robert Finch once wrote of him, "His are burnished, polished sentences, richly metaphoric and musical, that beg to be read aloud."
"Clear and full of life." ( The Nation)
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By TESSA on 04-23-16
Splendid & evocative!
A must read for anyone who spent time in the Nauset Light to Coastguard beach area of the Cape! You will hear the sounds and smell the smells of your past visits! Thanks to my Dad, we spent many halcyon weeks right at Nauset Light Beach in cottages right on the dunes. Unfortunately, these cottages were swept away by the sea in the same storm that took the "Fo'scle"! We were lucky enough the have been there when we could still wander through the dune paths. Great read!
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