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    DescriptionWith their call for"simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!," for self-honesty, and for harmony with nature, the writings of Henry David Thoreau are perhaps the most influential philosophical works in all American literature. The selections in tis volume represent Thoreau at his best. Included in their entirety are "Walden," his indisputable masterpiece, and his two great arguments for nonconformity, "Civil Disobedience" and "Life Without Principle." A lifetime of brilliant observation of nature -- and of himself -- is recorded in selections from "A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers, Cape Cod, The Maine Woods" and "The Journal."


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    Title
    Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry David Thoreau, By (author) Joseph Wood Krutch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 436
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553212464
    ISBN 10: 055321246X
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    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam USA
    Publication date
    01 December 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Henry David Thoreau was born July 12, 1817 - "just in the nick of time," as he wrote, for the "flowering of New England," when the area boasted such eminent citizens as Emerson, Hawthorne, Whitman and Melville. Raised in genteel poverty - his father made and sold pencils from their home - Thoreau enjoyed, nevertheless, a fine education, graduating from Harvard in 1837. In that year, the young thinker met Emerson and formed the close friendship that became the most significant of his life. Guided, sponsored and aided by his famous older colleague, Thoreau began to publish essays in The Dial, exhibiting the radical originality that would gain the disdain of his contemporaries but the great admiration of all succeeding generations. In 1845, Thoreau began the living experiment for which he is most famous. During his two years and two months in the shack beside the New England pond, he wrote his first important work, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), was arrested for refusing to pay his poll tax to a government that supported slavery (recorded in "Civil Disobedience") and gathered the material for his masterpiece, Walden (1854). He spent the rest of his life writing and lecturing and died, relatively unappreciated, in 1862.
    Review quote
    "This book is like an invitation to life's dance." --E. B. White
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    With their call for"simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!," for self-honesty, and for harmony with nature, the writings of Henry David Thoreau are perhaps the most influential philosophical works in all American literature. The selections in tis volume represent Thoreau at his best. Included in their entirety are "Walden, his indisputable masterpiece, and his two great arguments for nonconformity, "Civil Disobedience and "Life Without Principle. A lifetime of brilliant observation of nature -- and of himself -- is recorded in selections from "A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers, Cape Cod, The Maine Woods and "The Journal.