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Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. His father worked successively as a farmer, a grocer, and a manufacturer of pencils, and the family was frequently in difficult financial straits. After studying locally, Thoreau won admission to Harvard. When Ralph Waldo Emerson moved to Concord in 1835, Thoreau formed a close relationship with him (although the friendship would later give way to mutual criticism) and with others associated with the Transcendentalist group, including Margaret Fuller, Orestes Brownson, Bronson Alcott, Jones Very, and Theodore Parker. He worked in his father's pencil business while keeping the journals that... Read More

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Walden

Written by Henry David Thoreau


Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 11, 1993
Price: $21.00

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Walden & Civil Disobedience

Written by Henry David Thoreau


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $10.00

Henry David Thoreau’s account of his adventure in self-reliance on the shores of a pond in Massachusetts—part social experiment, part spiritual quest—is an enduringly influential American classic.

In 1845, Thoreau began building a cabin at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. The inspiring and lyrical book that resulted is both a record of... Read more >

Walden and Other Writings
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Henry David Thoreau


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

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Walden and Other Writings

Written by Henry David Thoreau
Edited by Brooks Atkinson
Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $12.00

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... Read more >
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Walden and Other Writings

Written by Henry David Thoreau


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 26, 2004
Price: $1.99

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Walden and Other Writings

Written by Henry David Thoreau
Edited by Brooks Atkinson


Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 1992
Price: $21.00

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Walden and Other Writings

Written by Henry David Thoreau


Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 1, 1983
Price: $4.95

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... Read more >
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