Walden and Civil Disobedience / Edition 1by Henry David Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau
Pub. Date: 01/28/1960
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
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… See more details below
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.
Table of Contents
|Chronology of Henry David Thoreau's Life and Work||xvii|
|Historical Context of Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience||xix|
|Walden or, Life in the Woods|
|2.||Where I Lived, and What I Lived For||86|
|14.||Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors||275|
|16.||The Pond in Winter||303|
|On the Duty of Civil Disobedience|
|To the Maiden in the East||394|
|Questions for Discussion||452|
|Suggestions for the Interested Reader||454|
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