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Walden (The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)

Walden (The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)
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Description: Thoreau's Walden, ostensibly a simple account of a year spent alone in a cabin by a pond in the woods, is one of the most influential and complex books in American literature. Eight years in the writing, Walden was not a commercial success when it was published in 1854, and it was not reprinted until 1862, the year of Thoreau's death. But by 1900 Walden was acclaimed by many as a classic, among the finest prose works of the century. It has been increasingly recognized as an important document of social criticism and dissent. It has been seen as a religious testament, with a kinship to oriental mysticism. It has been described as ... (more)
Manufacturer: Princeton University Press
Release date: 29 March 2004
ISBN-10 : 0691096120 | ISBN-13: 9780691096124
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