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Walden and Other Writings

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ISBN-10: 055321246X

ISBN-13: 9780553212464

Edition: N/A

Authors: Henry David Thoreau

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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.
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Book details

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.81" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.396
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…