The Illustrated Walden: or, Life in the Woods

The Illustrated Walden: or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau


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The Illustrated Walden: or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau

A beautiful illustrated edition of Thoreau’s classic treatise on man and nature.
“Our life is frittered away by detail. . . . Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!”

Henry David Thoreau built his small cabin on the shore of Walden Pond in 1845. For the next two years, he lived there as simply as possible, learning to eliminate the unnecessary material and spiritual details that intrude upon human happiness. Thoreau described his experiences in Walden, using vivid, forceful prose that transforms his reflections on nature into richly evocative metaphors. In a world obsessed with technology and luxury, this American classic about seeking “the essential facts of life” seems more relevant today than ever.
            This beautiful, fully illustrated edition of Walden brings a rarely seen visual and artistic dimension to Thoreau’s philosophical masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454929147
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Illustrated Classic Editions Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 416,240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

In March 1845, Henry David Thoreau built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, MA, where he lived until September 1847. Walden is Thoreau’s autobiographical account of his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man.

Date of Birth:

July 12, 1817

Date of Death:

May 6, 1862

Place of Birth:

Concord, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Concord, Massachusetts


Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

Table of Contents

Economy 1

Where I Lived, and What I Lived For 63

Reading 79

Sounds 89

Solitude 105

Visitors 115

The Bean Field 129

The Village 139

The Ponds 147

Baker Farm 173

Higher Laws 183

Brute Neighbors 193

House-Warming 207

Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors 225

Winter Animals 237

The Pond in Winter 249

Spring 265

Conclusion 281

Endnotes 292

About the Author 296

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