Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1854, Henry David Thoreau's groundbreaking book has influenced generations of readers and continues to inspire and inform anyone with an open mind and a love of nature. With Bill McKibben providing a newly revised Introduction and helpful annotations that place Thoreau firmly in his role as cultural and spiritual seer, this beautiful edition of Walden for the new millennium is more accessible and relevant than ever.
"Aside from its timeless wisdom and quaintly poetical prose, 'Walden' is often a hoot. Through his ebulliently sourpuss observations of his fellow Concordians, delivered in a cocksure voice of a critical chanticleer and heretic herald, Henry makes us laugh, to wit: 'Sunday is the fit conclusion of an ill-spent weekend.'" Gary Wockner, Bloomsbury Review
About the Author
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a writer and philosopher as well as a naturalist. Walden
is considered his masterpiece.
Bill McKibben is the author of Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age as well as The End of Nature and The Age of Missing Information. He lives with his family in the Adirondack Mountains.