Walden

by Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.

Format: Print Book 1971.
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 818.3 T48w
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  818.3 T48w
 
 
Summary

Thoreau's Walden , ostensibly a simple account of a year spent alone in a cabin by a pond in the woods, is one of the most influential and complex books in American literature. After eight years in the writing,the first edition of 1854 was largely ignored, and it was not reprinted until 1862, the year of Thoreau's death. But by 1900 Walden was acclaimed by many as a classic, among the finest prose works of the century. It has been increasingly recognized as an important document of social criticism and dissent. It has been seen as a religious testament, with a kinship to oriental mysticism. It has been described as a mythic book,and it has been used as a Freudian key to the mind of its iconoclastic author. Thoreau's words have become increasingly significant in modern times. Anticipating the evils of modern society and the problems of modern man, Walden 's meanings seem more relevant every day.

Additional Information
Series Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Works. 1971.
Subjects Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862 -- Homes and haunts -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods.
Wilderness areas -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods.
Natural history -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Solitude.
Walden Woods (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.
Publisher Princeton, N.J. :Princeton University Press,1971.
Contributors Shanley, J. Lyndon (James Lyndon), 1910-1996.
Language English
Description 409 pages : facsimiles, map, portrait ; 21 cm.
ISBN 0691061947
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