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Books by John Muir


We provide the complete text of each book in HTML, organized by chapter, usually with the original illustrations. The following list is arranged by date of publication.


  • The Writings of John Muir, Manuscript Edition (1916, Houghton Mifflin) - Digital Facsimile edition by University of Georgia Libraries (off-site link)

    Table of Contents
    v. 1. The story of my boyhood and youth, and A thousand-mile walk to the gulf.
    v. 2. My first summer in the Sierra.
    v. 3. Travels in Alaska.
    v. 4-5. The mountains of California.
    v. 6. Our national parks.
    v. 7. The cruise of the Corwin.
    v. 8. Steep trails.
    v. 9-10. The life and letters of John Muir.

Digital Editions

The Internet Archive website has most of Muir's writings available in digital format, for reading in various ebook fomats - for Kindle, iPad or iPhones, epu b, pdf, and numerous other formats. The online format viewed from a web browser presents an image of the actual book, as originally published, as well as the text.

See also John Muir's Literary Science on The Public Domain Review website for PDF copies of Muir's writings.


  • Writings of John Muir - Articles, books, letters, tributes to people, quotes, meditations, and selected passages.

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