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Publisher Comments:

In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his pencil-manufacturing business and began building a cabin on the shore of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. This lyrical yet practical-minded book is at once a record of the 26 months Thoreau spent in withdrawal from society — an account of the daily minutiae of building, planting, hunting, cooking, and, always, observing nature — and a declaration of independence from the oppressive mores of the world he left behind. Elegant, witty, and quietly searching, Walden remains the most persuasive American argument for simplicity of life clarity of conscience.

For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by major American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome paperback books. A distinguished writer has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the text, and notes.

Synopsis:

A beautifully distilled version of Thoreau's most important work, Walden, that became one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. The royalties from each sale will be donated to the Walden Woods Project, a public land trust working to preserve the land around Walden Pond. Two-color interior.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-291) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679735748
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Author:
Henry David Thoreau With an introduction by Edward Hoagland
Author:
Hoagland, Edward
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Solitude
Subject:
Walden Woods
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
Rept. 2273
Publication Date:
19911015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.96 x 5.23 x .7 in .5 lb

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679735748 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A beautifully distilled version of Thoreau's most important work, Walden, that became one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. The royalties from each sale will be donated to the Walden Woods Project, a public land trust working to preserve the land around Walden Pond. Two-color interior.
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