Why did Concord, Massachusetts, the small inland farming village, twenty miles northwest of Boston, become the center of America's intellectual life in the mid 1800's? And why did celebrated authors Henry D. Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller all live and write at that same time in Concord? Literary Concord Uncovered provides a wonderful introductory overview of Concord's classic authors and their creations. It reveals some of the secrets that enabled these brilliant American authors to write their pioneering works, which include Thoreau's Walden, Emerson's "Self Reliance" Alcott's Little Women and Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. This book will help readers gain a deeper understanding and experience greater enjoyment from reading extraordinary and exciting books by many of Concord's-and America's-greatest authors.