Walden / Civil Disobedience / and Other Writings

Walden / Civil Disobedience / and Other Writings

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As a unique feature, the Third Edition includes generous excerpts from Thoreau's journal, reprinted by special arrangements with Princeton University Press from the definitive edition of his writings. Spanning the years 1845-54, these selections vividly display Thoreau's intensive exploration of his local landscape; the fusion of literary and natural history field work that informs Walden, "Walking," and "Wild Apples"; and the growth of his environmental imagination. "Reviews and Posthumous Assessments" for this edition collects eight new reviews of Thoreau's antislavery and late environmental essays as well as of Walden. To the influential portraits of Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson and James Russell Lowell, the Third Edition adds John Burroughs's "Another Word on Thoreau," his response to them and to his great predecessor. "Recent Criticism" includes eighteen selections of the best historical, political, philosophical, poststructuralist, and environmental criticism of Thoreau's writing since the mid-twentieth century. To classic pieces by E. B. White, Leo Marx, Barbara Johnson, and Stanley Cavell, the Third Edition adds essays by nine new contributors, among them Laurence Buell, Laura Dassow Walls, Evan Carton, Robert A. Gross, Albert J. von Frank, Steven Fink, and William Rossi. A Chronology of Thoreau's life and work, new to the Third Edition, and an expanded and updated Selected Bibliography are also included.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 132.08 x 215.9 x 35.56mm | 635.03g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Third Edition
  • 1 map
  • 0393930904
  • 9780393930900
  • 138,401

About Henry D. Thoreau

William Rossi is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oregon. He is the editor of Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essays, co-editor of Henry D. Thoreau, Journal 3: 1848-1851 and Journal 6 (Princeton University Press), and author of numerous articles on American literature.
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Table of contents

Table of Contents:
- Preface
- A Note on the Texts
- The Texts of Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings
- Journal
- Reviews and Posthumous Assessments
- Modern Criticism
- A Chronology
- Selected Bibliography
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