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 - Kathleen - Goodreads
I've always wanted to read this book and I'm happy to say I've done it. It was a long read, but I'm glad I didn't give up. Definitely worth the elegant writing of Thoreau, even if a tad wordy. I'd love to be able to experience my own Walden Pond in this day and age. Read full review
Review: WaldenUser Review - Chittu Desai Reddy - Goodreads
Every student must read this book.... After reading this book I came to know many things especially one thing “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” and many more... and importantly it will change ur thoughts towards many things.... Read full review
Where I Lived and What I Lived For
Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors
The Pond in Winter