by Henry David Thoreau.
Book Description Thoreau's compelling account of Cape Cod is here presented in the complete and definitive text, excluding only the critical apparatus. His trips to the Cape, he wrote, were intended to afford "a better view than I had yet had of the ocean." In the plants, animals, topography, weather, people, and human works of Massachusetts' long projection into the Atlantic, he finds "another world." Encounters with the ocean dominate the book, from the fatal shipwreck of the opening episode to the late...
Paperback: 319 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.61 x 7.75 x 5.04
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); Reprint edition (June )
Civil Disobedience, Solitude and Life Without Principle (Literary Classics)
by Henry David Thoreau
Paperback: 100 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.29 x 8.51 x 5.57
Publisher: Prometheus Books; (April )
Walden and Other Writings of Henry David Thoreau (Modern Library Series)
by Henry David Thoreau, Brooks Atkinson (Editor).
Book Description Henry David Thoreau's vision of personal freedom is indelibly etched on the American consciousness. 'We need the tonic of wildness,' Thoreau wrote in Walden, and by turning his back on town amenities to build a house on Walden Pond in 1845, he helped shape our notions of the individual, subsistence, and a moral relation to nature. Raising white beans and potatoes that he sold to his Concord neighbors, he stayed for two years; his book records both the philosophy he developed while living alone and the facts of his everyday life. Included here with the complete text of Walden are selections from Thoreau's first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; 'A Plea for Captain John Brown,' his eloquent defense of the American abolitionist's rebellion at Harper's Ferry, and such masterpieces as his famous essay 'Civil Disobedience,' in which he describes a night spent in prison for refusing to pay a poll tax to a government that condoned slavery.
Hardcover: 784 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.82 x 7.56 x 4.98
Publisher: Modern Library; Reprint edition (September 1992)
by Henry David Thoreau; introduction by Bill McKibben.
Book Description: Recent Thoreau scholarship has concentrated on Thoreau as prescient forest ecologist; McKibben - author of The End of Nature and one of our best-read social and environmental critics - places him firmly back in his role as cultural and spiritual seer. McKibben identifies two questions asked by Thoreau as central to a late-twentieth-century reading of Walden: "How much is enough?" and "How do I know what I want?" Questions, McKibben reminds us, that must come to dominate the end of the twentieth century if we are to live well into the twenty-first.
McKibben's relevant and lively introduction and annotations to the 1854 edition make us see Walden as, among other things, a way to think about how we use our time, how we spend our money --and how to live essential lives.
Paperback: 336 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 8.47 x 5.53
Publisher: Beacon Press;
Henry David Thoreau : A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Walden; Or, Life in the Woods / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod (Library of America)
by Henry David Thoreau, Robert F. Sayre
Hardcover from Library of America