Walden

Walden

eBook - 2015
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A classic of American Transcendentalism, First published in 1854, Walden chronicles the two years, two months and two days that Henry David Thoreau spent in a cabin he built near Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau extols the virtues of self sufficiency and simple living in this transcendentalist text.
Publisher: [United States] : Xist Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781623958428
1623958423
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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VaughanPLSarahN Feb 07, 2017

Walden was not what I expected. I was looking for the story of a man who had decided to live outside society for two years. Instead, I found an essay about how economical and practical it is to do as he did.
I think I would have liked the book better if it was about Thoreau's reflective journey to the conclusions he reached rather than about how clever he finds himself to be and how he'd been right all along.

Cynthia_N Aug 31, 2016

The first half of this book was not pleasant to read. Thoreau was sharing his opinions on the ways other people live their lives and honestly at times I disliked the author. The book did take a turn for the better about halfway through when he started talking about living in the woods. I did end up really enjoying the book.

deleuzerimbaud Oct 13, 2013

Excellent. I own it but have not rushed to finish it due to other reading obligations, however it is the totem of reflection, with richer detail than most contemporary fiction.

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