ISBN-10:
0300104669
ISBN-13:
9780300104660
Pub. Date:
07/11/2004
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition / Edition 1

Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition / Edition 1

by Henry David Thoreau, Jeffrey S. CramerHenry David Thoreau
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The ultimate gift edition of Walden for bibliophiles, aficionados, and scholars

"Replaces all other available editions of Walden as the most attractive and reliable way to approach this great American book."—Joel Porte, author of Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

This is the authoritative edition of an American literaru classic: Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, an elegantly written record of his experiment in simple living. With this edition, Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer has meticulously corrected errors and omissions from previous editions of Walden andhere provides illuminating notes on the biographical, historical, and geographical contexts of the great nineteenth-century writer and thinker'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 willwant to own and treasure this gift edition. Those wishing to read Walden forthe first time will not find a better guide than Jeffrey S. Cramer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300104660
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 07/11/2004
Edition description: Fully Annotated Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 255,838
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jeffrey S. Cramer is curator of collections, The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods. He is the editor of Thoreau on Freedom: Attending to Man: Selected Writings of Henry David Thoreau.

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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