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"This book is like an invitation to life's dance."
--E. B. White --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
With their call for"simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!", for self-honesty, and for harmony with nature, the writings of Henry David Thoreau are perhaps the most influential philosophical works in all American literature. The selections in tis volume represent Thoreau at his best. Included in their entirety are Walden, his indisputable masterpiece, and his two great arguments for nonconformity, Civil Disobedience and Life Without Principle. A lifetime of brilliant observation of nature -- and of himself -- is recorded in selections from A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers, Cape Cod, The Maine Woods and The Journal. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Arrived in perfect condition. Font is on the smaller/medium scale and there isn't much spacing.
Not a big deal, but if you have poor eyes you might want to look for something... Read more
As a Thoreau fan I have owned quite a number of copies of his works over the years. This particular edition is a great one because of the extensive, informative notes nicely laid... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sturdy Shoes
If you love nature and life's journey of self discovery this book is a timeless blast of fresh air in simplicity. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Zen Raven
Fantastic book. I love the simplicity of his life. For many of us life has become more complicated than required.Published 16 months ago by Maarten Annion
This book is very hard to read. I forced myself to read it to the end.
His ideas were probably revolutionary in his day and they do have some relevance even today. Read more
Thoreau's life by Walden Pond is a fascinating read. Yet the humanism he espoused seems naive and quaint to the modern ear. Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2011 by Rodge