speaker series- Henry Beston's Cape Cod Society
Wednesday April 19, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
April 19th @ 6:30 pm
Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: The Outermost House
“Henry Beston’s 1928 book, The Outermost House, is now considered a classic of American Literature and has a devoted following among its readers. Beston (1888-1968) wrote the book after spending a solitary “year” in a 20x16 house on the dunes of Eastham on Cape Cod, using the house as a base while studying and observing the wonders of the elements in this glorious maritime setting.”
“The Outermost House is considered to be one of the seminal works of today’s environmental movements and “is one of the reasons that the Cape Cod National Seashore exists today,” in the words of the governor of Massachusetts, Endicott Peabody, in 1964. The governor’s words were echoed by representatives of the National Park Service. Rachel Carson said it was the only book that ever influenced her writing.”
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.
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