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    DescriptionOn July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into the cabin he had built on the shore of Walden Pond, thus beginning the most famous experiment in simple living in American history. On the 150th anniversary of that event, Houghton Mifflin, successor to Thoreau's original publisher, is proud to publish a new edition of Walden, annotated by the distinguished Thoreau scholar Walter Harding and illustrated with Thoreau's own drawings. Even those who have read Walden many times will find much that is new in this edition, and those reading the book for the first time will discover why it has changed the lives of generations of readers.


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    Title
    Walden, or, Life in the Woods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry David Thoreau
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 295
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679418962
    ISBN 10: 0679418962
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, DNF, WN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 560
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NENGLD, GEOG/MASSCH
    BISAC V2.8: NAT024000
    DC21: 818.303
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: PS3048.A1
    DC22: 813/.303
    BISAC V2.8: NAT000000
    LC classification: PS3048 .A1 1992D
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.1.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: WN, DNT, DNL
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 June 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    By virtue of its casual, off-handedly brilliant wisdom and the easy splendor of its nature writing, Thoreau's account of his adventure in self-reliance on the shores of a pond in Massachusetts is one of the signposts by which the modern mind has located itself in an increasingly bewildering world.
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    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. "From the Trade Paperback edition.