Walden and Other Writings

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Walden and Other Writings

By Henry David Thoreau; Brooks Atkinson (Editor); Ralph Waldo Emerson (Introduction by)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780679783343, 848pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2000


Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Commentary by Van Wyck Brooks and E. B. White

Naturalist, philosopher, champion of self-reliance and moral independence, Henry David Thoreau remains not only one of our most influential writers but also one of our most contemporary. This unique and comprehensive edition gathers all of Thoreau's most significant works, including his masterpiece, Walden (reproduced in its entirety); A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; selections from Cape Cod and The Maine Woods; as well as Walking, Civil Disobedience, Slavery in Massachusetts, A Plea for Captain John Brown, and Life Without Principle. Taken together, they reveal the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of this true American original.
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

About the Author
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 82), influential essayist and philosopher, was one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement and a close friend and mentor to Thoreau."

Praise For Walden and Other Writings

"This book is like an invitation to life's dance."
--E. B. White