Walden (Abridged / Hardcover)

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By Henry David Thoreau, Michael McCurdy (Illustrator), Terry Tempest Williams (Foreword by), Lloyd James (Read by)
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In July 1845, Henry David Thoreau built a small cottage in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. During the two years and two months he spent there, he began to write Walden, a chronicle of his communion with nature that became one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. As the favorite book of generations of readers, Walden has become part of the American landscape. Its message of living simply, in harmony with nature, is needed now more than ever. Here are select passages that provide a perfect introduction to Walden, along with woodblock engravings by Michael McCurdy and two audio CDs with samples of the text read aloud.

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) is one of the most beloved figures in American literature. He is the author of dozens of books and essays, including On Civil Disobedience, The Maine Woods, and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Praise For…

"A handsome new hardcover edition of Walden made utterly glorious with dozens of evocative wood engravings by Michael McCurdy."— Seattle Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9781590307458
ISBN-10: 1590307453
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: November 16th, 2010
Pages: 240
Language: English