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Walden (Penguin pocket classics)

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Walden (Penguin pocket classics)

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Series: Pocket Penguins
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."


 


Inspiring, brilliantly written, cantankerous and funny - Walden is both a very specific story about one man's attempt to live the simple life in the wilderness, and the great, founding text both for the environmental movement and the entire counter-culture


A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

Author description

Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) was born in Concord, Massachusetts and educated at Harvard. He became a follower and a friend of Emerson, and described himself as a mystic and a transcendentalist. Although he published only two books in his lifetime, Walden is a literary masterpeice and one of the most significant books of the nineteenth century.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241261859
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : February 2016
  • : 181mm X 111mm
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 616
  • : en
  • : 336
  • : Henry David Thoreau