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    Description'The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation' In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his home town of Concord, Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a rough hut he built himself a mile and a half away on the north-west shore of Walden Pond. Walden is Thoreau's classic autobiographical account of this experiment in solitary living, his refusal to play by the rules of hard work and the accumulation of wealth and above all the freedom it gave him to adapt his living to the natural world around him. This new edition of Walden traces the sources of Thoreau's reading and thinking and considers the author in the context of his birthplace and his sense of its history - social, economic and natural. In addition, an ecological appendix provides modern identifications of the myriad plants and animals to which Thoreau gave increasingly close attention as he became acclimatized to his life in the woods by Walden Pond. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Walden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry David Thoreau, Edited by Stephen Allen Fender
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199538065
    ISBN 10: 0199538069
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NENGLD
    BISAC V2.8: NAT024000, LCO010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000
    B&T Approval Code: C26108401
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 818/.303
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    LC classification: PS3048 .A1 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNB, DNL
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    2 maps, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Stephen Allen Fender is Professor of American Studies and Director of the Graduate Research Centre in the Humanities, School of English and American Studies at the University of Sussex. His books include Plotting the Golden West: American Literature and the Rhetoric of the California Trail and Sea Changes: British Emigration and American Literature. Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1817 and is known for his extreme individualism, his preference for simple, austere living, and revolt against the demands of society and government. His other works are A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), Civil Disobedience (1849), Excursions, (1863) and The Maine Woods (1864).