On Reading: From "Walden"

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As the digital age settles on us and the ebook revolution dawns, the question of why we read to begin with is often forgotten. Who better to turn to for guidance on this question than the man who sought refuge in the simple things we often take for granted, Henry David Thoreau. His thoughts on reading are as relevant in the eBook era as they were in the age of the locomotive.

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Book 12
For over a hundred and fifty years, the essays, poetry and journals of the leading transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau have won the admiration of readers, due to the author’s natural observation, symbolic meanings, poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity and practical detail. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete published works of Henry David Thoreau, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the largest collection of journals available to eReaders. (Version 1)

* 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.

CONTENTS:

The Books
A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS
WALDEN, OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS
THE MAINE WOODS
CAPE COD
A YANKEE IN CANADA

The Essays
AULUS PERSIUS FLACCUS
THE SERVICE
NATURAL HISTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS
A WALK TO WACHUSETT
SIR WALTER RALEIGH
DARK AGES
A WINTER WALK
THE LANDLORD
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
WALKING
LOVE
CHASTITY AND SENSUALITY
SLAVERY IN MASSACHUSETTS
LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE
AUTUMNAL TINTS
A PLEA FOR CAPTAIN JOHN BROWN
MARTYRDOM OF JOHN BROWN
THE LAST DAYS OF JOHN BROWN
THE SUCCESSION OF FOREST TREES
WILD APPLES
NIGHT AND MOONLIGHT
HUCKLEBERRIES

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Translations
PROMETHEUS BOUND OF ÆSCHYLUS
TRANSLATIONS FROM PINDAR

The Letters
FAMILIAR LETTERS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU

The Journals
THOREAU’S JOURNALS

The Criticism
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

The Biography
THOREAU: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Publisher
Princeton University Press
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Published on
Mar 29, 2004
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Pages
10
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ISBN
9781400841141
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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