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Henry David Thoreau was a sturdy individualist and a lover of nature. In March, 1845, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived until September 1847. Walden is Thoreaus autobiograophical account of his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience is the classic protest against government's interference with individual liberty, and is considered one of the most famous essays ever written. This newly repackaged edition also includes a selection of Thoreau's poetry.
 

Jonathan Levin is Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Literature and Culture at SUNY-Purchase. His research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture, modernism and modernity, and environmental studies. He is the author of The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, and American Literary Modernism, as well as numerous essays and reviews.

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In 1845, philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau built a small cabin on the shore of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. He lived there, seeking "the essential facts of life" and learning to eliminate the unnecessary details — material and spiritual — that intrude upon human happiness. He described his experiences in Walden, first published in 1854, using vivid, forceful prose that transforms his observations of nature into richly evocative metaphors for human life. Today, in a world obsessed by technology and luxury, Walden seems more relevant than ever.

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Henry David Thoreau was a sturdy individualist and a lover of nature. In March, 1845, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived until September 1847. "Walden" is Thoreaus autobiograophical account of his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. "On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" is the classic protest against government's interference with individual liberty, and is considered one of the most famous essays ever written. This newly repackaged edition also includes a selection of Thoreau's poetry.

About the Author

Jonathan Levin is Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Literature and Culture at SUNY-Purchase. His research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture, modernism and modernity, and environmental studies. He is the author of The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, and American Literary Modernism, as well as numerous essays and reviews.

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ISBN:
9781593081997
Introduction:
Levin, Jonathan
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Introduction by:
Levin, Jonathan
Introduction:
Levin, Jonathan
Illustrator:
Levin, Jonathan
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.72x6.34x1.18 in. 1.12 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1845, philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau built a small cabin on the shore of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. He lived there, seeking "the essential facts of life" and learning to eliminate the unnecessary details — material and spiritual — that intrude upon human happiness. He described his experiences in Walden, first published in 1854, using vivid, forceful prose that transforms his observations of nature into richly evocative metaphors for human life. Today, in a world obsessed by technology and luxury, Walden seems more relevant than ever.
"Synopsis" by , Henry David Thoreau was a sturdy individualist and a lover of nature. In March, 1845, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived until September 1847. "Walden" is Thoreaus autobiograophical account of his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. "On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" is the classic protest against government's interference with individual liberty, and is considered one of the most famous essays ever written. This newly repackaged edition also includes a selection of Thoreau's poetry.
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