Walden (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: WaldenUser Review - Leo - Goodreads
There seem to exist postmodernists in every age. Thoreau's impenetrable and rambling prose is good for at least one thing: putting the reader to sleep. There are a few (not many) useful insights to be found by those who succeed in staying awake, but they're few and far between. Read full review
Review: WaldenUser Review - Jen Davide - Goodreads
"Walden," by Thoreau is not the typical book that I usually read. I found parts of it to be interesting, as the author presented some unconventional, yet true ideas about society and human nature. I ... Read full review
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