William Howarth

William Howarth was a former president of the Thoreau Society and former editor-in-chief of The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau. He taught at Princeton from 1966.

Pursuing the White Whale

A briny exploration of Melville’s greatest work

by William Howarth | Monday, December 02, 2019

Turning the Tide

How Rachel Carson became a woman of letters

by William Howarth | Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Reading Thoreau at 200

Why is the seminal work of the great American transcendentalist held in such scorn today?

by William Howarth | Monday, June 05, 2017

The Meandering Naturalist

by William Howarth | Friday, June 01, 2007

Lucid Madness

A massacre of Apache women and children, and the difficulties of telling their story

by William Howarth | Monday, December 01, 2008

Irregular Guy

The sage of Baker Street

by William Howarth | Wednesday, November 30, 2011