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Walden

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ISBN-10: 0199538069

ISBN-13: 9780199538065

Edition: 2008

Authors: Henry David Thoreau, Stephen Allen Fender

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In 1845 Thoreau, disdainful of America's commercialism and industrialism, left his home town in Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a hut on the north-west shore of Walden Pond. This is his account of this experiment in solitary living.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In September 1842, Nathaniel Hawthorne noted this social encounter in his journal: "Mr. Thorow dined with us yesterday. He is a singular character---a young man with much of wild original nature still remaining in him; and so far as he is sophisticated, it is in a way and method of his own. He is as ugly as sin, long-nosed, queer-mouthed, and with uncouth and somewhat rustic, although courteous manners, corresponding very well with such an exterior. But his ugliness is of an honest and agreeable fashion, and becomes him much better than beauty. On the whole, I find him a healthy and wholesome man to know." Most responses to Thoreau are as ambiguously respectful as was Hawthorne's. Thoreau…    

Stephen Fender is an Honorary Professor of English at University College London