Walden

  • Princeton University Press
  • 2016
  • 384
  • eng
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  • 9781400880799
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One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature, Walden is a vivid account of the years that Henry D. Thoreau spent alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. This edition--introduced by noted American writer John Updike--celebrates the perennial importance of a classic work, originally published in 1854. Much of Walden's material is derived from Thoreau's journals and contains such engaging pieces from the lively &quote;Where I Lived, and What I Lived For&quote; and &quote;Brute Neighbors&quote; to the serene &quote;Reading&quote; and &quote;The Pond in the Winter.&quote; Other famous sections involve Thoreau's visits with a Canadian woodcutter and with an Irish family, a trip to Concord, and a description of his bean field. This is the complete and authoritative text of Walden--as close to Thoreau's original intention as all available evidence allows. This is the authoritative text of Walden and the ideal presentation of Thoreau's great document of social criticism and dissent.