This handsome, affordable paperback edition of Walden is the most authoritative version of Henry David Thoreau’s classic American literarymasterpiece to date. Jeffrey Cramer’s newly edited text is based on the original 1854 edition of Walden, with emendations taken from Thoreau’s draft... show more
This handsome, affordable paperback edition of Walden is the most authoritative version of Henry David Thoreau’s classic American literarymasterpiece to date. Jeffrey Cramer’s newly edited text is based on the original 1854 edition of Walden, with emendations taken from Thoreau’s draft manuscripts, his own markings on page proofs, and notes in his personal copy of the book. An elegantly produced paperback, it has been priced especially with the student market in mind. An introduction by Denis Donoghue places Thoreau’s life and achievement in context. Also included here are notes on the text, an afterword by the editor, and a helpful selected bibliography.
Publish date: May 11th 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
So, Walden. There's some nice, flowery prose here. Also some overly discursive and recursive prose that I found tedious. But overall, and I'm writing this as someone who's happiest living out in the woods where I can't see my neighbors, the book drove me bonkers. His privilege is suffocating. ...
If I start to read a book, I almost always will end up finishing the book. I don't recommend starting this book because it's really not worth the effort. This book dealt mostly with feelings and poetic imagery (but not the composition that poetry usually employs) and such books usually confuse me ...
He has an opinion about EVERYTHING and this is all of those bound together. Even though many of the things, prices, etc are out of date, the story's points transfer to every time period. This is suppose to make the reader think about what is important in life and live accordingly. Even though it ...
I vacillated as I read this. I was often engrossed in Thoreau's twin urges—to simplicity, and to presence in each moment within nature. But I was repelled by his twin delusions—that the poorer a person is, the happier he must be, and that Thoreau himself was aware of the One True Way to live. He spe...
Ha! I'm done!With three chapters!But that's all I was assigned to read anyway!And I should still get a prize for finishing it, even though I didn't finish it.