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“[Thoreau] took man’s relation to nature and man’s dilemma in society...beat all these matters together...and produced an original omelet from which people can draw nourishment on a hungry day.”
E. B. White on Walden

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived for most of his life except for brief sojourns out of state and to Canada. Educated at Harvard, he returned home to Concord, and supported himself in diverse ways — in the family pencil-making business, and as handyman, teacher, lecturer, and surveyor.

On July 4, 1845, Thoreau decided to move to Walden Pond, on the outskirts of Concord, where he built a cabin in the woods, remaining there for a little over two years. He recounted his experience in essential living in Walden; or, Life in the Woods, published in 1854, seven years after leaving Walden Pond.

Thoreau is not only one of the greatest American authors, but commands a major place in world literature as well; his works have been translated into virtually every modern language. He wrote many books and essays, in addition to his voluminous Journal from which he drew much of the material for his other works. Thoreau died in Concord of tuberculosis, on May 6, 1862.

Editor Carol Spenard LaRusso lives in Santa Rosa, California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library; Revised Edition edition (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608681432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608681433
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,018,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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I also think it would make a very good present for someone who is a literature buff or just enjoys good books in general.
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The Green Thoreau is an excellent introduction to Thoreau's writing or a pleasant reminder of his words of wisdom.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sheri Newton on October 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
The Green Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau and edited by Carol Spenard LaRusso is a collection of Thoreau's memorable and inspirational quotes from Walden, and his lesser known essays and books. The release of this collection commemorates the 150th anniversary of Thoreau's death.

The Green Thoreau features more of Thoreau's works that are not as well-known as Walden. Some people may not like this, as Walden is his most famous and well-read piece. I thought it was smart and actually quite appropriate. A man as brilliant and ahead of his time as Thoreau, shouldn't just be defined by his most famous piece of literature. For many of us reading this collection, it is the first time we've read some of these selected quotes. What is life without wonder, and discovering new things? I applaud Carol Spenard LaRusso for handpicking the selections as she did for this book.

I was first introduced to Thoreau's works when I was in the ninth grade. Many of my peers in that English class dreaded it, but I loved it. One of the class projects we did in that class was to pick out quotes from a book of our choice that we read that semester, and then take photographs to illustrate those quotes. I chose Walden. It is one of my favorite things to read, and I still find many useful and inspirational quotes in it.

This collection is excellent. It is a must have for anyone who admires and finds Thoreau's works inspirational to them. I also think it would make a very good present for someone who is a literature buff or just enjoys good books in general. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Green Thoreau, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Dalrymple VINE VOICE on August 31, 2012
Format: Paperback
A slim, 103 page volume, this book lets us know through quotations of Henry David Thoreau, how far into the future he was actually able to see. Born in 1817, Thoreau writes about the vanishing wild, man's thirst for reward and possessions, and his ignorance to all of nature.
Under the chapter, Nature, Thoreau states, "Most men, it seems to me, do not care for Nature and would sell their share in all her beauty, as long as they may live, for a stated sum --many for a glass of rum."

In Chapter 2, Thoreau predicts, "Men have become the tools of their tools." About Livelihood, Thoreau cautions, "Let not to get a living be thy trade, but thy sport. Enjoy the land, but own it not. Through want of enterprise and faith men are where they are, buying and selling, and spending their lives like serfs." Could he have seen almost two centuries into the future and known what kind of lives most would be living now? It seems so.

The remaining chapters feature quotations about Living, Possessions, Time, Diet and Food and Aspiration. Each display words of wisdom, common sense and celebration of nature. Unfortunately, only a few in the 21st century, or the past century for that matter, seems to heed Thoreau's warnings and that is why we find ourselves living in a world starved for clean rivers, tree-covered mountains and hills and people who understand the importance of caring for our environment.

The Green Thoreau is an excellent introduction to Thoreau's writing or a pleasant reminder of his words of wisdom. It is a book that belongs on an end table so it can be picked up and perused whenever spirits need to be lifted.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Crumm on September 30, 2012
Format: Paperback
Millions of Americans own a copy of Walden, either in paperback or as a free (or nearly free) digital book on some hand-held reader. And, it's safe to say that most Americans could identify book and author if they encounter these opening lines:

"When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again."

What most readers don't recall is that Walden is a tough book to pick up for a short interval of inspirational reading with the reliable promise of a passage that will lift our spirits and spark our own reflections. There are long pages of digressions and rather wooden prose between the poetic passages we love to quote. What's more? Many of Thoreau's best passages aren't in the book called Walden.

And that's the best thing I can point out about The Green Thoreau. That's why you should, indeed, spend the money for an ink-and-paper copy of this handsome, handy book with its comfortable matte-finish cover and its easy-to-tote-anywhere, slim design. In the real world of outdoor walking, you're likely to encounter moisture along the way and, although this book isn't waterproof, it's far more sturdy when wet than any electronic device.

This book is 100 pages of Thoreau's greatest hits--sometimes just a line and sometimes a good fat paragraph--about the topics: Nature, Technology, Livelihood, Living, Possessions, Time, Diet and Food and finally Aspiration.
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