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Walden; or, Life in the Woods: Bold-faced Ideas for Living a Truly Transcendent Life
     

Walden; or, Life in the Woods: Bold-faced Ideas for Living a Truly Transcendent Life

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by Henry David Thoreau, Laura Ross (Editor)
 

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An innovative and beautiful new take on a beloved classic.

Walden; or, Life in the Woods is one of the world’s most widely read books, having sold millions upon millions of copies. Thoreau’s timeless reflections on his two-year sojourn of self-reliance by Walden Pond still inspire us to search for deeper meaning, greater harmony, and more

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An innovative and beautiful new take on a beloved classic.

Walden; or, Life in the Woods is one of the world’s most widely read books, having sold millions upon millions of copies. Thoreau’s timeless reflections on his two-year sojourn of self-reliance by Walden Pond still inspire us to search for deeper meaning, greater harmony, and more serenity in today’s fast-paced world.

This pocket-size edition draws us even more profoundly into Thoreau’s musings: it features highlighted passages to ponder, an introduction that examines the text from a contemporary perspective, and reflective writing exercises (with lined pages to write on). These special extras, with Thoreau’s provocative words, provide further motivation for cultivating happiness and making positive life changes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402766671
Publisher:
Sterling Innovation
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
Bold-Faced Wisdom Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
4.78(w) x 6.04(h) x 1.37(d)

Meet the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817–62) was a renaissance man of the 19th century—a naturalist, philosopher, environmentalist, poet, essayist, and abolitionist from Concord, Massachusetts. Walden is his most famous work, followed by his essay “Civil Disobedience.”

Laura Ross has been a publishing professional for 30 years and has a MFA in criticism from the Yale School of Drama.

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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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First off, understand two things: a) Thoreau wrote this over 150 years ago, and so neither the prose nor the pacing conforms to late-20th-century expectations. b) the man hits on many concepts that STILL provoke heated debate 150 years later! This book identifies important currents in American life... our love/hate relationship with the environment; our willingness to stick our nose into other peoples' problems, telling them how to solve them - yet blithely ignoring our own problems; and the all-consuming need for money. If you want to read a book that encourages Americans to sit back and think seriously about how we live our lives, then this is a great place to start - as long as you note the caveat up top!
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy it
Joyfulsparrow More than 1 year ago
I have a hardcopy, paperback and now a digital copy. I think everyone would benefit from reading this book. I get lost in this book for hours at a time. I always want Thoreau with me! This book is full of wisdom. Living a life as close to Thoreau's as possible makes his words hit close to home for me. Simplify, Simplify!
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Book arrived very quickly and in great shape. An awesome buy.
Bill7 More than 1 year ago
This is the ultimate classic of political philosophy. Thank you for making a low cost Nook edition.
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jcady More than 1 year ago
Walden is a classic... but someone screwed up on the description of this book. The webpage says that this is a work about the Russian revolution????
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Terribke
Guest More than 1 year ago
Extremely boring novel that might put you to sleep.