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Walden

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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"Near the end of March, 1845, I borrowed an axe and went down to the woods by Walden Pond, nearest to where I intended to build my house, and began to cut down some tall, arrowy white pines, still in their youth, for timber. It is difficult to begin without borrowing, but perhaps it is the most generous course thus to permit your fellow-men to have an interest in your enterprise. The owner of the axe, as he released his hold on it, said that it was the apple of his eye; but I returned it sharper than I received it." (Thoreau, Walden) One of the most beloved books in American literature, Walden is must reading for any American or anyone interested in reading great literature. But for those who go there looking for reasons Thoreau became a recluse they are sure to be disappointed. Instead, reading Walden is more of a journey to the self and how that self can live in the world. This new edition has an insightful and lyrical essay introducing the text by Sam Pickering, the inspiration for the Dead Poets Society. His essay is the most provocative piece on Walden since e. B. White.

The Trouble with Henry

Author : Deborah O'Neal
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A lighthearted fiction of the life of Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond looks at the tensions between industrialism and his personal philosophy of respect for the natural world.

Walden

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, and manual for self reliance. (from Wikipedia).

The Guide to Walden Pond

Author : Robert M. Thorson
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The first guidebook to the landscape and history of the literary shrine to Thoreau, Walden Pond.

Walden and Other Writings

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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Henry David Thoreau's vision of personal freedom is indelibly etched on the American consciousness. 'We need the tonic of wildness,' Thoreau wrote in Walden, and by turning his back on town amenities to build a house on Walden Pond in 1845, he helped shape our notions of the individual, subsistence, and a moral relation to nature. Raising white beans and potatoes that he sold to his Concord neighbors, he stayed for two years; his book records both the philosophy he developed while living alone and the facts of his everyday life. Included here with the complete text of Walden are selections from Thoreau's first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; 'A Plea for Captain John Brown,' his eloquent defense of the American abolitionist's rebellion at Harper's Ferry, and such masterpieces as his famous essay 'Civil Disobedience,' in which he describes a night spent in prison for refusing to pay a poll tax to a government that condoned slavery.

Walden Pond

Author : Bonnie McGrath
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A lifelong visitor to Walden has captured this great New England landmark in all its moods and seasons.

Walden Or Life in the Woods

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics.

Deep and Pure for a Symbol

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,00, University of Heidelberg, course: Henry David Thoreau, language: English, abstract: I. Introduction In the chapter "Where I lived and What I lived for," Thoreau explains what he wanted to achieve by his experiment: I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; not did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and such out all the marrow of life ...] to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it ...]. For most men, it appears to me, are in a strange uncertainty about it, whether it is of the devil or of God ...]. (W, 72) This passage demonstrates Thoreau's desire to establish a relationship to the world around him. Feeling that, like most people, he lived "what was not life," he moves to Walden Pond in order to find out for himself what life actually was. He feels that nature can reveal truths and meanings to him and thus help him to overcome the "strange uncertainty" about the character of the world and of his own life. But if nature seemed to "communicate" with man, how could he make sure to understand its message? ... In order to 'translate' his experience to his readers, Thoreau uses natural imagery in a highly symbolic way. ... In the book we find the pond described in a very detailed way: its size, the depth, the flora and fauna. The meanings of these descriptions are various and at the end this small body of water comes to symbolize almost everything of Tho

Murder at Walden Pond

Author : Al Blanchard
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Walden Pond

Author : William Barksdale Maynard
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A chronological narrative of Walden history explains the reasons for Thoreau's decision to build a home in the woods and recounts physical alterations made to Walden in the name of public access and safety.

Selections from Walden

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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Selected portions of Thoreau's classic writings done at Walden Pond.

Geohydrology and Limnology of Walden Pond Concord Massachusetts

Author : John A. Colman
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... This report documents present (1997-1999) conditions and baseline data for Walden Pond that can be used to understand aquifer and lake water levels and water quality conditions; also available on the internet at: water.usgs.gov/pubs/wri/wri014137/ (or purl.access.gpo.gov/gpo/cps23685) ...

Walden Pond Massachusetts

Author : John A. Colman
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Labor Day at Walden Pond

Author : Edward Morin
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Walden Pond

Author : Dominick Argento
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Written for the 25th anniversary of the Dale Warland Singers, Walden Pond employs excerpts of Henry David Thoreau's Transcendentalist text in five movements. 25 minutes.

Walden the Maine Woods and Collected Essays Poems

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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Complete edition of political essays by eloquent and influential American writer.

The Seeker

Author : R. B. Chesterton
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Researching Thoreau’s life, a grad student finds danger, dark secrets, and something haunting Walden Pond in this supernatural thriller. When graduate student Aine Cahill uncovers a journal proving that her aunt Bonnie was an intimate companion of Thoreau’s during his supposedly solitary sojourn at Walden Pond, she knows that she has found the perfect subject for her dissertation. She decides to travel to Walden Pond herself to hunker down and work on her writing, but it quickly becomes clear that all is not as it seems in Thoreau’s woodland retreat. The further Aine delves into Bonnie’s diary the more she finds herself wondering about her family’s sinister legacy and even her own sanity—is there really a young girl lurking in the woods? As tragedy strikes a nearby town and suspicion falls on Aine, she scrambles to find the truth behind Thoreau’s paradise.

Thoreau at Walden

Author : John Porcellino
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"I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one's self on this earth is not a hardship, but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely." So said Henry David Thoreau in 1845 when he began his famous experiment of living by Walden Pond. In this graphic masterpiece, John Porcellino uses only the words of Thoreau himself to tell the story of those two years off the beaten track. The pared-down text focuses on Thoreau's most profound ideas, and Porcellino's fresh, simple pictures bring the philosopher's sojourn at Walden to cinematic life. For readers who know Walden intimately, this graphic treatment will provide a vivid new interpretation of Thoreau's story. For those who have never read (or never completed!) the original, it presents a contemporary look at a few brave words to live by.

Walden

Author : Henry Thoreau
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Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, and manual for self reliance.

Walden

Author : David Henry Thoreau
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Walden delineates the two years, two months, and two days of simple living in an isolated, natural environment of the transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. In order to immerse himself in nature away from society, Thoreau builds a cabin in woodland near Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts.Henry David Thoreau's classic American memoir, Walden, features the cover design artwork of Zach Bokhour, a communication designer from New York City.