Walden / Edition 2

Walden / Edition 2

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by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691096120

ISBN-13: 9780691096124

Pub. Date: 03/29/2004

Publisher: Princeton University Press

The ultimate gift edition of Walden for bibliophiles, aficionados, and scholars.

Thoreau’s literary classic, an elegantly written record of his experiment in simple living, has engaged readers and thinkers for a century and a half. This edition of Walden is the first to set forth an authoritative text with generous annotations. Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S.

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The ultimate gift edition of Walden for bibliophiles, aficionados, and scholars.

Thoreau’s literary classic, an elegantly written record of his experiment in simple living, has engaged readers and thinkers for a century and a half. This edition of Walden is the first to set forth an authoritative text with generous annotations. Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer has meticulously corrected errors and omissions from previous editions of Walden and here provides illuminating notes on the biographical, historical, and geographical contexts of Thoreau’s life.

Cramer’s newly edited text is based on the original 1854 edition of Walden, with emendations taken from Thoreau’s draft manuscripts, his own markings on the page proofs, and notes in his personal copy of the book. In the editor’s notes to the volume, Cramer quotes from sources Thoreau actually read, showing how he used, interpreted, and altered these sources. Cramer also glosses Walden with references to Thoreau’s essays, journals, and correspondence. With the wealth of material in this edition, readers will find an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique and fascinating world of Thoreau. Anyone who has read and loved Walden will want to own and treasure this gift edition. Those wishing to read Walden for the first time will not find a better guide than Jeffrey S. Cramer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691096124
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/29/2004
Series:
Writings of Henry D. Thoreau Series
Edition description:
150th Anniversary edition with a New introduction by John Updike
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
594,356
Product dimensions:
4.54(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction by John Updike

Economy 3

Where I Lived, and What I lived For 81

Reading 99

Sounds 111

Solitude 129

Visitors 140

The Bean-Field 155

The Village 167

The Ponds 173

Baker farm 201

Higher Laws 210

Brute Neighbors 223

House-Warming 238

Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors 256

Winter Animals 271

The Pond in Winter 282

Spring 299

Conclusion 320

Index by Paul O. Williams 335

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