Experience a year in the life of Thoreau at Walden Pond in this classic work. Visit the bean-field, the village, and the ponds; learn about our brute neighbors, the higher laws of nature and humankind, and the benefits of reading and solitude.
Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. His writings on natural history and philosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism.
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thoreau’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the books and other texts
* All 5 books, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* The complete essays – with rare works often missed out of collections
* The complete poetry, with special chronological and alphabetical contents tables
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* Includes Thoreau’s letters – spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence
* Features over 2,000 pages of Thoreau’s journals
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Thoreau’s personality and contribution to literature
* Features a bonus biography by the author’s close friend Ralph Waldo Emerson – discover Thoreau’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
Please note: due to copyright restrictions we are unable to offer the complete journals. However, the collection provides a generous sample of Thoreau’s journals, offering the complete journals for 1837-1847, a detailed example of the ‘middle’ journals for 1855-1856 and the complete last year of Thoreau’s life, as well as a generous selection from all of the other journals.
A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS
WALDEN, OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS
THE MAINE WOODS
A YANKEE IN CANADA
AULUS PERSIUS FLACCUS
NATURAL HISTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS
A WALK TO WACHUSETT
SIR WALTER RALEIGH
A WINTER WALK
PARADISE (TO BE) REGAINED
HOMER. OSSIAN. CHAUCER.
HERALD OF FREEDOM
WENDELL PHILLIPS BEFORE THE CONCORD LYCEUM
THOMAS CARLYLE AND HIS WORKS
ON THE DUTY OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
CHASTITY AND SENSUALITY
SLAVERY IN MASSACHUSETTS
LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE
A PLEA FOR CAPTAIN JOHN BROWN
MARTYRDOM OF JOHN BROWN
THE LAST DAYS OF JOHN BROWN
THE SUCCESSION OF FOREST TREES
NIGHT AND MOONLIGHT
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
PROMETHEUS BOUND OF ÆSCHYLUS
TRANSLATIONS FROM PINDAR
FAMILIAR LETTERS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU
HENRY DAVID THOREAU: HIS CHARACTER AND OPINIONS by Robert Louis Stevenson
BROOK FARM AND CONCORD by Henry James
Extracts from AMERICAN NOTEBOOKS by Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE FORESTER by Amos Bronson Alcott
A FABLE FOR CRITICS by James Russell Lowell
HENRY D. THOREAU by Elbert Hubbard
THOREAU by Virginia Woolf
ANOTHER WORD ON THOREAU by John Burroughs
THOREAU: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH by Ralph Waldo Emerson
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
In 1845, the transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau moved from his home in the town of Concord, Massachusetts, to a small cabin he built by hand on the shores of Walden Pond. He spent the next two years alone in the woods, learning to live self-sufficiently and to take his creative and moral inspiration from nature. Part memoir, part philosophical treatise, part environmental manifesto, Walden is Thoreau’s inspirational account of those extraordinary years and one of the most influential books ever written.
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The selections in this 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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Though Walden was only moderately successful upon its original publication, it became an important work of the transcendentalist movement and is now accepted as one of the most important works of American literature, contributing significantly to Western, and particularly American, psychology.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is proud to present the most beautiful edition ever published of Thoreau's masterpiece. This new edition features spectacular color photographs by Scot Miller that capture Walden as vividly as Thoreau's words do. The book is being published in association with the Walden Woods Project, which is dedicated to preserving the lands Thoreau wrote about. For each copy sold, Houghton Mifflin and Scot Miller are making a donation to the Walden Woods Project.
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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
Henry David Thoreau's famous year-long experiment near Walden Pond. This edition also includes Thoreau's famous essay, Civil Disobedience.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. ”
— Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Many of the most vivid writings in the renowned Journal of Henry David Thoreau concern creatures he came upon when rambling the fields, forests, and wetlands of Concord and nearby communities. A keen and thoughtful observer, he wrote frequently about these animals, always sensitive to their mysteries and deeply appreciative of their beauty and individuality. Whether serenading the perch of Walden Pond with his flute, chasing a loon across the water’s surface, observing a battle between black and red ants, or engaging in a battle of wits with his family’s runaway pig, Thoreau penned his journal entries with the accuracy of a scientist and the deep spirituality of a transcendentalist and mystic.
This volume, like its companion Thoreau’s Wildflowers, is arranged by the days of the year, following the progress of the turning seasons. A selection of his original sketchbook drawings is included, along with thirty-five exquisite illustrations by naturalist and artist Debby Cotter Kaspari.
This is the authoritative text of Walden and the ideal presentation of Thoreau's great document of social criticism and dissent.