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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

This is the complete and authoritative text--as close to Thoreau's original intention as all available evidence allows. For the student and general reader, this is the ideal presentation of Thoreau's great document of social criticism and dissent.

About the Author

John Updike is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, short story writer, and poet, internationally known for his novels "Rabbit, Run" (1960), "Rabbit Redux" (1971), "Rabbit is Rich" (1981), and "Rabbit at Rest" (1990). He lives in rural Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction by John Updike

Economy 3

Where I Lived, and What I lived For 81

Reading 99

Sounds 111

Solitude 129

Visitors 140

The Bean-Field 155

The Village 167

The Ponds 173

Baker farm 201

Higher Laws 210

Brute Neighbors 223

House-Warming 238

Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors 256

Winter Animals 271

The Pond in Winter 282

Spring 299

Conclusion 320

Index by Paul O. Williams 335

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691096124
Editor:
Shanley, J. Lyndon
Introduction:
Updike, John
Introduction by:
Updike, John
Introduction:
Updike, John
Editor:
Shanley, J. Lyndon
Author:
Shanley, J. Lyndon
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Author:
Updike, John
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Solitude
Subject:
Walden Woods
Subject:
American Language and Literature
Subject:
Literature: Primary Works and Letters
Subject:
Authors, American -- 19th century.
Subject:
Thoreau, Henry David - Homes and haunts -
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Primary Works and Letters
Copyright:
Edition Number:
150
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
Series Volume:
no. 10199
Publication Date:
March 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , This is the complete and authoritative text--as close to Thoreau's original intention as all available evidence allows. For the student and general reader, this is the ideal presentation of Thoreau's great document of social criticism and dissent.
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