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Walden [Kindle Edition]

Henry David Thoreau
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Book Description

An American masterwork in praise of nature, self-reliance, and the simple life

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.
In 1845, the transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau moved from his home in the town of Concord, Massachusetts, to a small cabin he built by hand on the shores of Walden Pond. He spent the next two years alone in the woods, learning to live self-sufficiently and to take his creative and moral inspiration from nature. Part memoir, part philosophical treatise, part environmental manifesto, Walden is Thoreau’s inspirational account of those extraordinary years and one of the most influential books ever written.
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Editorial Reviews


“The book that made [Thoreau] one of the most beloved American writers, regarded by many as the country’s first environmentalist.” —The New York Times

“A fantastically good book, and Thoreau’s unadorned style feels shockingly contemporary.” —The Atlantic

“After 150 years, Walden endures.” —Mother Jones

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an American author and naturalist. A leading figure of Transcendentalism, he is best remembered for Walden, an account of the two years he spent living in a cabin on the north shore of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, and for Civil Disobedience, an essay that greatly influenced the abolitionist movement and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

Product Details

  • File Size: 474 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149968634X
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (August 26, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,876 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Walden review, kindle edition September 18, 2012
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This is a brilliant edition of the text. I really love the way that I can highlight and annotate sections of the text as I am writing and the inbuilt dictionary is very handy for some of those archaic words like 'umbrageous'! The illustrations and photographs enhance the text rather than cheapening it. I think it is fantastically ironic to be reading this text, which argues for simplicity and the adoption of a more naturalistic lifestyle - on a technologically sophisticated device like a kindle reader. However, unlike most technological devices, the kindle actually does simplify literature by making a library inexpensive, portable and personal. I cannot recommend this text highly enough, and while I find some of Thoreau's arguments challenging and disquieting, nonetheless I wish I had have had access to it 25 years ago - it is one of the most profoundly spiritual, philosophical and inspiring texts I have ever read. If you only read one book this year, make it this one.
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Walden is of course one of the greatest books ever written, but this edition unfortunately has tiny, tiny font. Click the preview and you will see. I thought it would be ok, but when I received it, the copy I got has print that is so light it's not even black, it is dark gray, Unfortunately I will have to return this for another edition because it is not legible.

PLEASE NOTE - the other review attached to this book states this comes with a dictionary, but it is NOT about this edition. That other review is on the kindle edition, and was attached to this item in error. This edition does NOT have a dictionary (That would be helpful being that this book was written so long ago. I was looking forward to having it..but this does not have it.) I reported the other review as being mistakenly/accidentally attached to the wrong item, so it might be removed by the time someone else reads this.
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I have read this a number of times and still it holds up as one of the greatest works of literature written certainly by an American and perhaps one of top 100 works of literature ever written.

In college, my professor noted, 'This book will change your life!' He was right.
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At the of 18 I read thus book and enjoyed it. I chose a few phrases and have quoted them for many years. I recently read it again and because of my life experience, I found much more of his writing extremely meaningful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life Lessons November 6, 2014
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I first read this book in high school. Since then, I have re-read Walden many times. This book is a must read for everyone. As a Teenager it is good. As an Adult, it is great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars November 7, 2014
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Walden is an old literary classic. While reading todays books don't miss out on this classic.
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