The Portable Thoreau
An updated edition of Thoreau's most widely read works
Self-described as "a mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natural philosopher to boot," Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and as an artist. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society. Heedless of his friends' advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent-that of a poet-philosopher-in prose and verse. Edited by noted Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer, this edition promises to be the new standard for those interested in discovering the great thinker's influential ideas about everything from environmentalism to limited government.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - a1abwriter - LibraryThing
Civil Disobedience I just finished reading this wonderful work of American political though and history. Like all these old works that helped shape this country and laid the foundation of what it ... Read full review
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This classic compilation of Thoreau's writing includes his famous essay "Civil Disobedience", the complete "Walden" and selections from most of his other work. I have had this edition for 40-some ... Read full review