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Walden, or, Life in the woods  Cover Image Book Book

Walden, or, Life in the woods / Henry David Thoreau.

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  • ISBN: 0486284956
  • Physical Description: v, 216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1995.

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General Note:
Originally published: Boston : Ticknor and Fields, 1854.
Summary, etc.:
Nature was a form of religion for naturalist, essayist, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817–62). In communing with the natural world, he wished to "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and … learn what it had to teach." Toward that end Thoreau built a cabin in the spring of 1845 on the shores of Walden Pond — on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson — outside Concord, Massachusetts. There he observed nature, farmed, built fences, surveyed, and wrote in his journal. One product of his two-year sojourn was this book — a great classic of American letters. Interwoven with accounts of Thoreau's daily life (he received visitors and almost daily walked into Concord) are mediations on human existence, society, government, and other topics, expressed with wisdom and beauty of style.
Subject: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 > Homes and haunts > Massachusetts > Walden Woods.
Walden Woods (Mass.) > Social life and customs.
Wilderness areas > Massachusetts > Walden Woods.
Natural history > Massachusetts > Walden Woods.
Authors, American > 19th century > Biography.
Solitude.

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