Walden, Paperback Book


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
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  • Category: Diaries, letters & journals
  • ISBN: 9780691169347

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