Walden and Resistance to Civil Government: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

Walden and Resistance to Civil Government: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393959058

ISBN-13: 9780393959055

Pub. Date: 06/01/1992

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his pencil-manufacturing business and began building a cabin on the shore of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. This lyrical yet practical-minded book is at once a record of the 26 months Thoreau spent in withdrawal from society — an account of the daily minutiae of building, planting, hunting, cooking, and, always,…  See more details below

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In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his pencil-manufacturing business and began building a cabin on the shore of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. This lyrical yet practical-minded book is at once a record of the 26 months Thoreau spent in withdrawal from society — an account of the daily minutiae of building, planting, hunting, cooking, and, always, observing nature — and a declaration of independence from the oppressive mores of the world he left behind. Elegant, witty, and quietly searching, Walden remains the most persuasive American argument for simplicity of life clarity of conscience.

For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by major American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome paperback books. A distinguished writer has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the text, and notes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393959055
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1992
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.96(d)

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