- Paperback: 38 pages
- Publisher: Cricket House Books; F First Edition Thus edition (March 5, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451529791
- ISBN-13: 978-1451529791
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.1 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
A meandering ode to the simple act and accomplished art of taking a walk. Profound and humorous, companionable and curmudgeonly. Walking, by America's first nature writer, is your personal and portable guide to the activity that, like no other, awakens the senses and soul to the 'absolute freedom and wildness' of nature. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
About the Author
American author, naturalist, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) is best known for his book Walden and his essay Civil Disobedience. His lasting contributions to American literature focus on natural history, self-sufficient living, and individuality. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
Another reviewer questioned this hardcover's durability and price. Regarding its DURABILITY per se, the prospective buyer needn't fret about anything whatsoever [including the paper's (satisfyingly sufficient) thickness and quality]. Library of America's hardcovers are very well made! Regarding the PRICE, however, it indeed seems gallingly steep, at least to notoriously frugal souls like me.
Even so, presently this book--to my knowledge--constitutes the best and most comprehensive single-volume compilation of HDT's essays [not to mention his (infinitely less significant) poetry] for the layperson.
In pursuit of HDT's beloved virtue of "simplicity," consummate Thoreauvians would, arguably, fare best by owning just two (or perhaps three) publications:
(1) this "Library of America" edition of HDT's COLLECTED ESSAYS AND POEMS (ISBN 1883011957);
(2) the "Library of America" single-volume edition of HDT's four full-length books [A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS; WALDEN; THE MAINE WOODS; and CAPE COD (ISBN 0940450275)]; and perhaps,
(3) HDT's complete (14-volume) JOURNAL (ISBN 0879051736).
With just those three editions, we've--essentially--got "THE" works of Henry David Thoreau on our shelf.
yourself, the world around you? Then this is the book for you!! Me thinks( a Thoreauism) all bipeds who love the art of walking in all its glorious forms should have this in their library..with life today so over-burdening & stressful, who SHOULD'NT take up walking?? To walk, saunter or pace is refreshing, energizing, and there are many studies proving its therapeutic & health value. Its written to reflect the time in which he lived( pre-Civil War), so some of his grammar/ expressions are antiquated, but have value today. BIPEDS~LOVE YOUR FEET!! Get this book- and kindle your love of walking today!
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