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On Reading: From "Walden"

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by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

As the digital age settles on us and the ebook revolution dawns, the question of why we read to begin with is often forgotten. Who better to turn to for guidance on this question than the man who sought refuge in the simple things we often take for granted, Henry David Thoreau. His thoughts on reading are as relevant in the eBook era as they were in the age of the

Overview

As the digital age settles on us and the ebook revolution dawns, the question of why we read to begin with is often forgotten. Who better to turn to for guidance on this question than the man who sought refuge in the simple things we often take for granted, Henry David Thoreau. His thoughts on reading are as relevant in the eBook era as they were in the age of the locomotive.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400841141
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/29/2004
Series:
Princeton Shorts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
10
File size:
853 KB

Meet the Author

Originally published in 1854, "Walden, or Life in the Woods", is a vivid account of the time that Henry D. Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. It is one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature--Thoreau's great document of social criticism and dissent.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 12, 1817
Date of Death:
May 6, 1862
Place of Birth:
Concord, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Concord, Massachusetts
Education:
Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

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On Reading: From "Walden" 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JamesStytle More than 1 year ago
It is a joy to read Thoreau.
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