Walden

Henry David Thoreau

Walden

Henry David Thoreau

ISBN:

9780199538065

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

13 Feb 2009

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11

Series:

World's Classics

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Description

Henry David Thoreau's classic account of his time spent in solitude in the woods by Walden Pond having left Concord, Massachusetts in 1845, disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism. It is full of Transcendentalist yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance as well as observation of nature.

Authors

Henry David Thoreau

Stephen Allen Fender is Professor of American Studies and Director of the Graduate Research Centre in the Humanities, School of English and American Studies at the University of Sussex. His books include Plotting the Golden West: American Literature and the Rhetoric of the California Trail and Sea Changes: British Emigration and American Literature. Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1817 and is known for his extreme individualism, his preference for simple, austere living, and revolt against the demands of society and government. His other works are A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), Civil Disobedience (1849), Excursions, (1863) and The Maine Woods (1864).