Join David Donovan to learn more about Beston, his life, and The Outermost House on Saturday October 6 at 2 PM.
Henry Beston’s The Outermost House, published in 1928, is one of the seminal works that has influenced today’s environmental movement. Now considered a nature literary classic, the book was written after Beston spent what he called “a year of life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod”. Author Rachel Carson said that Beston was the only author who ever influenced her writing. Donovan says, “Henry Beston was a ‘John Muir of the East.’ He got down into what it means to be really human, which has nothing to do with technology or modern civilization. It has to do with being really connected to nature—the ocean, the beach, the night sky, and yes, all the other living things.”
Free and open to the public. Registration is not required.