Walden (Paperback)Henry David Thoreau (author)
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BENJAMIN MARKOVITS
In 1845 Thoreau, a Harvard-educated 28-year-old, went to live by himself in the woods in Massachusetts. He stayed for over two years, living self-sufficiently in a small cabin built with his own hands. Walden is his personal account of the experience, in which he documents the beauty and fulfilment to be found in the wilderness, and his philosophical and political motivations for rejecting the materialism which continues to define our modern world.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 129 mm
A lovely read...Thoreau was ahead of his time, right down to his hipster beard -- Lauren Laverne * The Pool *
Walden can be taken as an antidote to apathy and anxiety. With its high spirits and keen appeals to the senses, it fortifies -- John Updike * Guardian *
Walden is really the original alternative manifesto -- Martin Kettle * Guardian *
It is as philosophy, as one of the great self-help books, as a spiritual message, that is Walden at its most powerful * Washington Post *
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