Thoreau Walden and Other Writings Author:Henry David Thoreau - Edited and Prefaced by Joseph Wood Krutch The complete Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Life Without Principle. Selections from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Cape Cod, The Maine Woods, and The Journal. — A masterpiece of American Literature, Walden is Thoreau's account of a year spent in a shack beside a pond outside Concord, Massachusetts. Incidents in his daily life and in... more »tellectual activities are used as starting points for wide-ranging reflection written in a compelling prose style, seasoned with humor and shrewdness. Thoreau's famous essay on Civil Disobedience which influenced Gandhi and Tolstoy, states his case for nonconformity. Life Without Principle is Thoreau's unqualified statement of his defiant individualism.
In this volume Joseph Wood Krutch has included these works in their entirety, as well as the most pertinent selections from Thoreau's other writings.
With brilliant introduction, prefaces to each section and bibliography.« less