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Walden and Other Writings

Walden and Other Writings

Paperback Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Henry David Thoreau, By (author) Brooks Atkinson

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 800 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 204mm x 30mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679783342
  • ISBN 13: 9780679783343
  • Sales rank: 186,311

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Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson Commentary by Van Wyck Brooks and E. B. White Naturalist, philosopher, champion of self-reliance and moral independence, Henry David Thoreau remains not only one of our most influential writers but also one of our most contemporary. This unique and comprehensive edition gathers all of Thoreau's most significant works, including his masterpiece, "Walden" (reproduced in its entirety); "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers;" selections from "Cape Cod" and "The Maine Woods; "as well as "Walking," "Civil Disobedience," "Slavery in Massachusetts," "A Plea for Captain John Brown," and "Life Without Principle." Taken together, they reveal the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of this true American original. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82), influential essayist and philosopher, was one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement and a close friend and mentor to Thoreau.

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" This book is like an invitation to life's dance." --E. B. White

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Naturalist, philosopher, champion of self-reliance and moral independence, Henry David Thoreau remains not only one of our most influential writers but also one of our most contemporary. This unique and comprehensive edition gathers all of Thoreau's most significant works (including his masterpiece Walden, reproduced in its entirety). Taken together, they reveal the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of this true American original. Included in this Modern Library Paperback Classics edition are: Walden, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, selections from Cape Cod and The Maine Woods, "Walking," "Civil Disobedience," "Slavery in Massachusetts," "A Plea for Captain John Brown," and "Life Without Principle."