Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings / Edition 3by Henry D. Thoreau
Pub. Date: 12/19/2007
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
This revised and expanded Third Edition adds three important post-Walden essays, "Slavery in Massachusetts," "Walking," and "Wild Apples," bringing the full scope of Thoreau's mature powers to twenty-first-century readers. The texts are accompanied by explanatory annotations, Thoreau's survey of Walden Pond, and the 1852 Walling map of Concord village and its environs… See more details below
This revised and expanded Third Edition adds three important post-Walden essays, "Slavery in Massachusetts," "Walking," and "Wild Apples," bringing the full scope of Thoreau's mature powers to twenty-first-century readers. The texts are accompanied by explanatory annotations, Thoreau's survey of Walden Pond, and the 1852 Walling map of Concord village and its environs.
As a unique feature, the Third Edition includes generous excerpts from Thoreau's journal, reprinted by special arrangements with Princeton University Press from the definitive edition of his writings. Spanning the years 1845-54, these selections vividly display Thoreau's intensive exploration of his local landscape; the fusion of literary and natural history field work that informs Walden, "Walking," and "Wild Apples"; and the growth of his environmental imagination.
“Reviews and Posthumous Assessments” for this edition collects eight new reviews of Thoreau's antislavery and late environmental essays as well as of Walden. To the influential portraits of Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson and James Russell Lowell, the Third Edition adds John Burroughs's "Another Word on Thoreau," his response to them and to his great predecessor.
”Recent Criticism” includes eighteen selections of the best historical, political, philosophical, poststructuralist, and environmental criticism of Thoreau's writing since the mid-twentieth century. To classic pieces by E. B. White, Leo Marx, Barbara Johnson, and Stanley Cavell, the Third Edition adds essays by nine new contributors, among them Laurence Buell, Laura Dassow Walls, Evan Carton, Robert A. Gross, Albert J. von Frank, Steven Fink, and William Rossi.
A Chronology of Thoreau's life and work, new to the Third Edition, and an expanded and updated Selected Bibliography are also included.
Table of Contents
Map of Thoreau's Concord
The Texts of Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings
Map of Walden Pond 193
Textual Appendix to Walden 225
Civil Disobedience 227
Slavery in Massachusetts 247
Wild Apples 288
The Journal and Walden 313
Selections from the Journal, 1845-54 319
Reviews and Posthumous Assessments
Review of Walden 380
Review of Walden 381
Review of Walden Gamaliel Bailey Bailey, Gamaliel 382
Review of Walden Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard Stoddard, Elizabeth Barstow 383
A Yankee Diogenes Charles Frederick Briggs Briggs, Charles Frederick 384
Review of Walden 387
Review of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Walden Lydia Maria Child? Child?, Lydia Maria 388
Review of Walden George Eliot Eliot, George 390
Review of Excursions 391
Review of Excursions 392
Review of Excursions 393
Review of A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers 393
Review of A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers Sidney H. Morse Morse, Sidney H. 394
Thoreau Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo 394
Thoreau James Russell Lowell Lowell, James Russell 410
Another Word on Thoreau John Burroughs Burroughs, John 418
Walden: Craftsmanship vs. Technique F. O. Matthiessen Matthiessen, F. O. 433
Walden - 1954 E. B. White White, E. B. 442
Walden's Transcendental Pastoral Design Leo Marx Marx, Leo 450
Captivity and Despair in Walden and "Civil Disobedience" Stanley Cavell Cavell, Stanley 465
A Hound, a Bay Horse, and a Turtle Dove: Obscurity in Walden Barbara Johnson Johnson, Barbara 482
The Remaking of Walden Robert SattelmeyerSattelmeyer, Robert 489
The Worlding of Walden H. Daniel Peck Peck, H. Daniel 507
Walden as Feminist Manifesto Laura Dassow Walls Walls, Laura Dassow 521
Thoreau and the Natural Environment Lawrence Buell Buell, Lawrence 527
"Civil Disobedience" and "Slavery in Massachusetts"
Thoreau's Politics of the Upright Man Richard Drinnon Drinnon, Richard 544
Thoreau's Narrative Art in "Civil Disobedience" Barry Wood Wood, Barry 556
The Price of Privilege: "Civil Disobedience" at 150 Evan Carton Carton, Evan 564
Quiet War with the State: Henry Thoreau and Civil Disobedience Robert A. Gross Gross, Robert A. 572
Fourth of July Albert J. von Frank von Frank, Albert J. 586
"Walking" and "Wild Apples"
"The Limits of an Afternoon Walk": Coleridgean Polarity in Thoreau's "Walking" William Rossi Rossi, William 596
Thoreau's Gramatica Parda: Conjugating Race and Nature Neill Matheson Matheson, Neill 613
The Language of Prophecy: Thoreau's "Wild Apples" Steven Fink Fink, Steven 632
Capitalism and Community in Walden and Wild Fruits Lance Newman Newman, Lance 645
Henry D. Thoreau: A Chronology 661
Selected Bibliography 667
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