Monday, August 10, 2009

Another Week and Another Quote...Name That Novel #5

Another quote from the classics, and it's close to home. See if you can guess the title and author:

"Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road."

Gook luck to all!

Congrats to Cara! (and to Adam for the Author) It is Walden's Pond by Whitman. And I do apologize as it shouldn't be referred to as a novel :-( I guess from now on I will just have to broaden the title post, like "Name That Literature" or something like that. And by "close to home" I was only thinking of U.S.A. versus Europe or elsewhere.

In any case, great job, Cara. And so soon! I guess I'll have another one up before the day's out....


Adam said...

Whitman - too easy......:)

Adam said...

Oops. you wanted the novel. Can't get it without the help of Google.

Sanctum's Muse said...

I would have guessed Emerson to be the author. However, I wouldn't know the novel either. I am NOT a fan of Whitman AT ALL and will not read him unless forced.

No offense to any Whitman fans.

plainolebob said...

bob dylan?
bill clinton?
the novel could have been the illiad but i have absolutely no guess
will take a stab

Cara Powers said...

Aargh! You're highlighting my weaknesses in classic literature. I didn't know Whitman even wrote novels. I don't think I've read any Emerson to remember it. I was thinking On Walden's Pond, but you said it was close to home. Something set in Ohio?

teacherwriter said...

We have a winner! See the addition to the posting to read about it.