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Henry Beston Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 14 pages of information about the life of Henry Beston.
This section contains 3,986 words
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Late in the summer of 1926, Henry Beston went to Cape Cod for a two-week vacation in a small cottage that overlooked the Atlantic Ocean and that a local carpenter had built for him. Beston was in his late thirties, a little-known author and editor who had as yet given no indication that he had any particular interest in writing about nature, despite what in The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod (1928) he called his "field naturalist's inclination." When the vacation ended, Beston found that he had become so intrigued by the beauty and mystery of life on the dunes that he could not bring himself to leave, and he stayed there for a year, observing and recording what he experienced. Beston's account of his year spent living alone on Cape Cod, The Outermost House, was almost immediately recognized as a classic...

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