Henry David Thoreau is considered one of the leading figures in early American literature, and Walden is without doubt his most influential book. It recounts the author's experiences living in a small house in the woods around Walden Pond near Concord in Massachusetts. Thoreau constructed the house himself, with the help of a few friends, to see ...
Henry David Thoreau is considered one of the leading figures in early American literature, and Walden is without doubt his most influential book. It recounts the author's experiences living in a small house in the woods around Walden Pond near Concord in Massachusetts. Thoreau constructed the house himself, with the help of a few friends, to see if he could live 'deliberately' - independently and apart from society. The result is an intriguing work which blends natural history with philosophical insights, and includes many illuminating quotations from other authors. Thoreau's wooden shack has won a place for itself in the collective American psyche, a remarkable achievement for a book with such modest and rustic beginnings. Designed to appeal to the booklover, Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
A classic of 19c American literature - Thoreau's account of living in the woods in a cabin which he built himself, written with great clarity and giving a very detailed picture of his observations and impressions
This edition (Oxford World's Classics) has an excellent introduction and very full notes.
The copy from Alibris was in excellent condition and as usual with Alibris very well packed.
Jul 22, 2010
This book gives you a whole new perspective of life and present society. The author shares his thoughts and views of pretty much every aspect of life, disapproving of some of man's doings while recognizing the necessities of man. He also admires the greatness of Nature as he describes his time of solitude spent in the woods. A nice book for those who'd like to take a look at life differently and are open to new ideas...
Nov 19, 2009
When I retired two and a half years ago, I started a reading program which I had designed, trying to read as many of the so-called ?great or classic? books of the past few hundred years. I hate to admit defeat, but Thoreau?s ?Walden? left me so bored I finally gave up and put it away. I found it to be the very uninteresting ramblings of an opinionated man. I have read a large number of period books in the past few years. That was the only book that I could not complete.
Jan 18, 2009
Interesting and informative. Make's you think you are there!
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