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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Book DescriptionHenry Thoreau's Walden is one of the most influential books in early American literature. It recounts the author's experiences living in a small house in the woods around Walden Pond in Massachusetts in the 1840s. His attempt to live independently and away from society produced a work that blends natural history with philosophical insights, and which raises questions that are still relevant today.With an Afterword by Sam Gilpin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904633457
(157mm x 101mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A YANKEE IN CANADA is Henry Thoreau s description of his excursion into the French-Canadian province of Quebec in the fall of 1850. Although he later remarked that what he got by going to Canada was a cold, this book is fascinating account of the great American writer s culture shock experienced during his only international experience."
Walden & Civil Disobedience, Paperback (February 2016)» View all books by Henry David Thoreau
Walden is his autobiographical record of his life of relative isolation at Walden Pond, but it is also a work of detailed natural history and the expression of a philosophy of life by a deeply poetic sensibility. His essay, 'Civil Disobedience', has over the 150 or so years since its publication exerted an enormous influence.
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Author Biography - Henry David Thoreau
Henry Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1817, and attended Concord Academy and Harvard. After a short time spent as a teacher, he worked as a surveyor and a handyman, sometimes employed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Between 1845 and 1847 Thoreau lived in a house he had made himself on Emerson's property near to Walden Pond. During this period he completed A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and wrote the first draft of Walden, the book that is generally judged to be his masterpiece. He died of tuberculosis in 1862, and much of his writing was published posthumously.
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