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An edition of Walden (1854)

Walden, or, Life in the woods

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Walden first published in 1854 as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by American transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon the author's simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance.

Walden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts.

Thoreau makes precise scientific observations of nature as well as metaphorical and poetic uses of natural phenomena. He identifies many plants and animals by both their popular and scientific names, records in detail the color and clarity of different bodies of water, precisely dates and describes the freezing and thawing of the pond, and recounts his experiments to measure the depth and shape of the bottom of the supposedly "bottomless" Walden Pond.

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Dover Publications
Language
English
Pages
216

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Originally published: Boston : Ticknor and Fields, 1854.

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New York
Series
Dover thrift editions
Other Titles
Life in the woods

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Dewey Decimal Class
818/.303
Library of Congress
PS3048 .A1 1995, PS3048.A1

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Format
Paperback
Pagination
v, 216 p. :
Number of pages
216

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OL1115314M
Internet Archive
waldenorlifeinw100thor
ISBN 10
0486284956
LCCN
94041329
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2470535
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