Walden : 150th Anniversary Edition Paperback
Edited by J. Lyndon Shanley
Part of the Princeton Classics series
One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature, Walden is a vivid account of the years that Henry D.
Thoreau spent alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond.
This edition--introduced by noted American writer John Updike--celebrates the perennial importance of a classic work, originally published in 1854.
Much of Walden's material is derived from Thoreau's journals and contains such engaging pieces from the lively "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For" and "Brute Neighbors" to the serene "Reading" and "The Pond in the Winter." Other famous sections involve Thoreau's visits with a Canadian woodcutter and with an Irish family, a trip to Concord, and a description of his bean field.
This is the complete and authoritative text of Walden--as close to Thoreau's original intention as all available evidence allows.
This is the authoritative text of Walden and the ideal presentation of Thoreau's great document of social criticism and dissent.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press
- Publication Date: 22/03/2016
- Category: Diaries, letters & journals
- ISBN: 9780691169347