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Walden : 150th Anniversary Edition - Henry David Thoreau


150th Anniversary Edition

By: Henry David Thoreau, J. Lyndon Shanley (Editor), John Updike (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 18th April 2004
ISBN: 9780691096124
Number Of Pages: 384

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Originally published in 1854, "Walden," or "Life in the Woods," is a vivid account of the time that Henry D. Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. It is one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature.

This new paperback edition--introduced by noted American writer John Updike--celebrates the 150th anniversary of this classic work. Much of Walden's material is derived from Thoreau's journals and contains such engaging pieces as "Reading" and "The Pond in the Winter." Other famous sections involve Thoreau's visits with a Canadian woodcutter and with an Irish family, a trip to Concord, and a description of his bean field. This is the complete and authoritative text of Walden--as close to Thoreau's original intention as all available evidence allows.

For the student and for the general reader, this is the ideal presentation of Thoreau's great document of social criticism and dissent.

Industry Reviews

"Each [volume] is preceded by a substantive, lively and idiosyncratic essay... Together, the essays are a mini-course in Thoreau and the trends he launched in American thought."--Nancy Szokan, Washington Post Book World

Introductionp. 3
Where I Lived, and What I lived Forp. 81
Readingp. 99
Soundsp. 111
Solitudep. 129
Visitorsp. 140
The Bean-Fieldp. 155
The Villagep. 167
The Pondsp. 173
Baker farmp. 201
Higher Lawsp. 210
Brute Neighborsp. 223
House-Warmingp. 238
Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitorsp. 256
Winter Animalsp. 271
The Pond in Winterp. 282
Springp. 299
Conclusionp. 320
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780691096124
ISBN-10: 0691096120
Series: Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 18th April 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 150
Edition Type: Revised