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Walden ; or Life in the Woods [Illustrated]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2000

    Focus on the ever-present duality of America!

    First off, understand two things: a) Thoreau wrote this over 150 years ago, and so neither the prose nor the pacing conforms to late-20th-century expectations. b) the man hits on many concepts that STILL provoke heated debate 150 years later! This book identifies important currents in American life... our love/hate relationship with the environment; our willingness to stick our nose into other peoples' problems, telling them how to solve them - yet blithely ignoring our own problems; and the all-consuming need for money. If you want to read a book that encourages Americans to sit back and think seriously about how we live our lives, then this is a great place to start - as long as you note the caveat up top!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2006

    Boring as all get out

    Extremely boring novel that might put you to sleep.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    I really enjoy it

    I really enjoy it

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    Best book ever!

    I have a hardcopy, paperback and now a digital copy. I think everyone would benefit from reading this book. I get lost in this book for hours at a time. I always want Thoreau with me! This book is full of wisdom. Living a life as close to Thoreau's as possible makes his words hit close to home for me. Simplify, Simplify!

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Walden is a classic... but someone screwed up on the description

    Walden is a classic... but someone screwed up on the description of this book. The webpage says that this is a work about the Russian revolution????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Highly recommended.

    Book arrived very quickly and in great shape. An awesome buy.

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

    A wonderful classic by an accomplished author.

    This is the ultimate classic of political philosophy. Thank you for making a low cost Nook edition.

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