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Henry David Thoreau


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 & Civil Disobedience
Written by Henry David Thoreau
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2014
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7156-4 (0-8041-7156-4)

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...

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Walden and Other Writings
Written by Henry David Thoreau, Edited by Brooks Atkinson, Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$12.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78334-3 (0-679-78334-2)

Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Commentary by Van Wyck Brooks and E. B. White
 
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...

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Walden
Written by Henry David Thoreau
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | January 1993
$21.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41896-2 (0-679-41896-2)

 

By virtue of its casual, off-handedly brilliant wisdom and the easy splendor of its nature writing, Thoreau’s account of his adventure in self-reliance on the shores of a pond in Massachusetts is one of the signposts by which the modern mind has located itself in an increasingly bewildering world. Deeply sane...

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Walden and Other Writings
Written by Henry David Thoreau, Edited by Brooks Atkinson
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 1992
$21.00/25.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60004-6 (0-679-60004-3)

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 this volume represent Thoreau at his best. Included in their entirety are Walden, his indisputable masterpiece, and his... Read more






Walden and Other Writings
Written by Henry David Thoreau
Bantam Classics | Paperback | September 1983
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21246-4 (0-553-21246-X)

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 this volume represent Thoreau at his best. Included in their entirety are Walden, his indisputable masterpiece, and... Read more





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