Book Reviews of Walden: (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)

Walden: (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)
Walden - Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
Author: Henry David Thoreau
ISBN-13: 9780691096124
ISBN-10: 0691096120
Publication Date: 3/29/2004
Pages: 384
Edition: 150th Annv
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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A "classic" that most of us read in school, but it's not fully appreciated until you read it with a few life experiences behind you.
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Amazing audiobook.
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Why would you need a sleeping pill when you could listen to this? I was excited to get this audio several years ago and was greatly disappointed. I find it incredibly ironic that Thoreau wrote a book about simplistic living that drones on and on. I think the audio reader was even bored by this. Everything in this book could have been said in 30 pages, now that would have been simplistic living. What a huge disappointment.
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This is an ABRIDGED version. Not worth the purchase.
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Title: Walden - Essay on Civil Disobedience
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Please note: this is a Monarch Notes guide to Thoreau's Walden (a Cliffs Notes-type book).
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The classic well done.
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Thoreau's classic memoir of his time at Walden Pond, read by poet Archibald MacLeish - a marvelous recording of a timeless and thought-provoking essay.
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I HATE THIS BOOK...ONLY READ IT IF YOU HAVE TO...IT IS DEADLY BORING.
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Includes Walden, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, selections from Cape Cod and The Maine Woods, "Walking," "Civil Disobedience," "Slavery in Massachusetts," "A Plea for Captain John Brown," "Life Without Principle," an introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and commentary by Van Wyck Brooks and E.B. White.
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I got a little bogged down with all the details of fashioning things for his living, I never did figure out how he jury-rigged a remote for his TV. Anyway, it's amazing how far we as a society has gotten away from his attitudes of independence, we just seem to get busier and busier.
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Difficult prose, but a fascinating essay on life.
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A sturdy individualist and a lover of nature, Henry David Thoreau was typical of his time and place-an epitome of the Yankee spirit. In March 1845 he set out to live life in a new way. Borrowing an ax, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, MA where he lived until September 1847. Walden is a record of that experiment in simple living. In this fascinating work Thoreau describes his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man.
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Trade sized paperback, contains "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience", introduction by Jonathan Lewis.
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A classic.
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Thoreau is brilliant. His insights on the condition of humanity are as relevant now as they were 150 years ago--if not more so.
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Individualist philosophy
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There's a little tear on the cover of this book. Other than that it's in perfect condition.