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Walden, Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions)

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 Nature was a form of religion for naturalist, essayist, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-62). In communing with the natural world, he wished to "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and … learn what it had to teach." Toward that end Thoreau built a cabin in the spring of 1845 on the shores of Walden Pond — on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson — outside Concord, Massachusetts. There he observed nature, farmed, built fences, surveyed, and wrote in his journal.

One product of his two-year sojourn was this book — a great classic of American letters. Interwoven with accounts of Thoreau's daily life (he received visitors and almost daily walked into Concord) are mediations on human existence, society, government, and other topics, expressed with wisdom and beauty of style.

Walden offers abundant evidence of Thoreau's ability to begin with observations on a mundane incident or the minutiae of nature and then develop these observations into profound ruminations on the most fundamental human concerns. Credited with influencing Tolstoy, Gandhi, and other thinkers, the volume remains a masterpiece of philosophical reflection.

A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

One of the great books of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics.

Synopsis:

Great book of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Meditations on human existence, society, government and other topics.

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9780486284958
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Thoreau, Henry David
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
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Dover Thrift Editions
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New York :
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General
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Biography
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Essays
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American
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United states
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American - General
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Authors, American
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Natural history
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Wilderness areas
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Solitude
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Thoreau, henry david, 1817-1862
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Walden Woods
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Thoreau, Henry David - Homes and haunts -
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Walden Woods (Mass.)
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Anthologies-Essays
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 1191
Publication Date:
19950431
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 n 0.41 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,
Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Synopsis" by ,
Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Synopsis" by ,
One of the great books of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics.
"Synopsis" by ,
Great book of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Meditations on human existence, society, government and other topics.

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