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Jun 01, 2007
| ISBN 9781598530100
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Jun 01, 2007 | ISBN 9781598530100
Here, in one volume for the first time, are the most important works of Henry David Thoreau, America’s greatest nature writer and a political thinker of worldwide influence. A landmark in American literature, Walden is at once a personal declaration of independence, a social experiment, a manual of self-reliance, and a masterpiece of style. The Maine Woods combines close observation of the unexplored Maine wilderness with a far-sighted plea for conservation. Including “Civil Disobedience,” “Walking,” and “Life Without Principle,” the 27 essays gathered here reflect Thoreau’s speculative and probing cast of mind. In his poems, presented here in versions from his journals and manuscripts, Thoreau gave voice to his private sentiments and spiritual aspirations in the plain style of New England speech.
Robert F. Sayre, volume editor, is a professor of English at the University of Iowa. He is the author of… More about Robert F. Sayre
Elizabeth Hall Witherell, volume editor, is editor-in-chief of the multi-volume critical edition The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, based at… More about Elizabeth Hall Witherell
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