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Walden; or Life in the Woods. Hardcover – 1936
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Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Steichen LEC 78 . Printed at the Merrymount Press. An important edition of Walden containing fine photography work by Steichen. Slipcase shows light rubbing and cracking. Minor bumps to head and tail of spine. Much better preserved than most copies. xiii, 290, 2 pages. quarter black cloth with paste-paper-covered boards, slipcase, paper spine label.. small 4to..
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The result is something that could have been fascinating being just plain awkward and unsatisfying to handle and read.
That is the sentence missing from the 45th (final) paragraph of Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience." Here I am, reading aloud in class, when suddenly I am interrupted with the report that I skipped a sentence in the text. No, I did not skip a sentence ... it simply wasn't there.
When I buy a book, for a dollar or fifty dollars, I want the entire book. I will be requesting a refund, and deleting this version from my Kindle, before more omissions are brought to light at my expense.
As the story goes, Walden is tale about the time Thoreau spent in his cabin along the shores of Walden pond during his latter 20s. During his two years, he reflects upon his surrounds with his transcendental insights into humanity. Sometimes cynical, sometimes complacent, Thoreau nonetheless weaves together his discoveries about the nature of the earth and that of humanity as whole. From his point of view on the economies of his little cabin and that of 19th-century man to the change of the seasons and the visitors who darken his humble doorway.
If you enjoy brilliant writing despite the aforementioned challenges, this is a must-read for all lovers of classic literature!