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Product Details

  • Series: Anthem Travel Classics
  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Anthem Press (October 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843312913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843312918
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,013,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Presents newly edited texts of nine essays--including some of Thoreau's most popular and engaging works--drawing from his writing career between 1842 and 1862. The collection highlights Thoreau's early use of themes and approaches that recur throughout his work, including explorations of internal and external geography."--
Times Higher Education



"Students of textual editing should study this production as a model of the meticulous layers of investigation required to reach the highest standards of their craft. Thanks to Moldenhauer and the many others who assisted with this work, scholars and general readers now have, at long last, a critical text of Thoreau's beloved nature essays, a text that reproduces as closely as possible Thoreau's authorial intentions."--Laura Dassow Walls, New England Quarterly



"We are grateful to Moldenhauer and Princeton University Press for their continuing dedication to providing modern readers with editions of Thoreau's writings that are sound, beautifully-produced and enduring pieces of scholarship in their own right."--Franois Specq, Transatlantica



"Because of Moldenhauer's hard work, we know, in so far as it can be known, that when we read his text, we are reading Thoreau. The text is pure Thoreau, but Moldenhauer deserves a world of credit for making it what it is."--Robert DeMaria, Amherst Magazine



"These essays are bound to have a growing impact on American culture. It is a pleasure to have them in this historically informative and scrupulously edited new edition."--David M. Robinson, Thoreau Society Bulletin

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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'There was an excellent wisdom in him, proper to a rare class of men, which showed him the material world as a means and symbol… he had in a short life exhausted the capabilities of this world; wherever there is knowledge, wherever there is virtue, wherever there is beauty, he will find a home.' —Ralph Waldo Emerson, from his Biographical Sketch


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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a writer and philosopher as well as a naturalist. Walden is considered his masterpiece.

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Nothing he wrote is better than Walden, but this one is very good.
Ramiro Ferrer
The other essays are more concerned with the observations of Thoreau as a naturalist, while there is often a significant philosophical content as well.
Erika Mitchell
Henry David Thoreau This is an excellent book and I would recommend it.
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Schuyler on May 7, 2008
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This is not a book for the first-time or even second-time reader of Thoreau, but for Thoreau fans, especially those familiar with the Princeton University Press edition of the Writings of Henry David Thoreau, the publication of this book is an event. The Princeton series, for those not familiar with it, is the definitive edition of the writings, with exhaustively researched texts and detailed textual introductions and notes, in this case for each of the essays included in this volume. "Excursions" is a welcome addition to the series. There are relatively few notes identifying named individuals and quotations in the text, and for that kind of annotation I would recommend the Library of America edition of the Essays and Poems, another excellent volume.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher T. Dahle on October 18, 2011
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I enjoy reading Henry David Thoreau and have a number of his books and articles on my shelves, but since buying a Kindle, I thought it would be nice to have some of his works available on the Kindle, and it is, but I think maybe it's worth it to pay a little bit for a version that has a clickable table of contents and so forth.
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Learned a much more than I would have expected. I did not know that there was so much exploration of the Merrimack
River. This book added a lot to my knowledge of Thoreau
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By Unclepeacock on January 15, 2014
Format: Paperback
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau
This is an excellent book and I would recommend it.

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