- Title: The Outermost House A Year of Life on the Great beach of Cape Cod
- Author: Henry Beston
- Year Published: Original Edition-1928/This Edition-2003 (An Owl Book Henry Holt and Company)
- Year Purchased: 2004
- Source: Bas Bleu
Henry Beston’s classic masterpiece details his year spent on Cape Cod ,in a house of his own design, amidst nature’s ever-changing cruelty and splendor.
- Motivation: I was moved by a really stellar reader review in the Bas Bleu catalogue. I’m immensely satisfied that I did, as it subtly yet powerfully changed my life.
- Times Read: 2
- Random Excerpt/Page 118: “One great sea drowned all the five. Men on the beach saw it coming and shouted, the men on the deckhouse shouted and were heard, and then the wave broke, hiding the tragic fragment in a sluice of foam and wreckage. When this had poured away, the men on the afterhouse were gone. A head was visible for a minute, and then another drifting southward, and then there was nothing but sea.”
- Happiness Scale: 10++
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