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Walden - Henry David Thoreau, Joyce Carol Oates
Walden
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On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into the cabin he had built on the shore of Walden Pond, thus beginning the most famous experiment in simple living in American history. On the 150th anniversary of that event, Houghton Mifflin, successor to Thoreau's original publisher, is proud to... show more
On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into the cabin he had built on the shore of Walden Pond, thus beginning the most famous experiment in simple living in American history. On the 150th anniversary of that event, Houghton Mifflin, successor to Thoreau's original publisher, is proud to publish a new edition of Walden, annotated by the distinguished Thoreau scholar Walter Harding and illustrated with Thoreau's own drawings. Even those who have read Walden many times will find much that is new in this edition, and those reading the book for the first time will discover why it has changed the lives of generations of readers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780691014647 (0691014647)
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
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Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
2.5 reminds me of the folks saying "save up by not buying that daily coffee!"
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. ...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
2.0 Walden
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 ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Walden
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 Even though many of the things, prices, etc are out of date, the story's points transfer to every time period.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 ...
spoko
spoko rated 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...
Fangirls Ahead!
Fangirls Ahead! rated it
2.0 Walden
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.
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