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On reading : a Princeton shorts selection from Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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As the digital age settles on us and the ebook revolution dawns, the question of why we read to begin with is often forgotten. Who better to turn to for guidance on this question than the man who sought refuge in the simple things we often take for granted, Henry David Thoreau. His thoughts on reading are as relevant in the eBook era as they were in the age of the locomotive. Princeton Shorts are brief selections  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry David Thoreau
ISBN: 9781400841141 1400841143
OCLC Number: 763161261
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings))
Contents: Introduction by John Updike Economy 3 Where I Lived, and What I lived For 81 Reading 99 Sounds 111 Solitude 129 Visitors 140 The Bean-Field 155 The Village 167 The Ponds 173 Baker farm 201 Higher Laws 210 Brute Neighbors 223 House-Warming 238 Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors 256 Winter Animals 271 The Pond in Winter 282 Spring 299 Conclusion 320 Index by Paul O. Williams 335
Responsibility: Henry D. Thoreau.

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Originally published in 1854, Walden or Life in the Woods, is a vivid account of the time that Henry D. Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. It is one of the most influential and  Read more...

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"Each [volume] is preceded by a substantive, lively and idiosyncratic essay... Together, the essays are a mini-course in Thoreau and the trends he launched in American thought."--Nancy Szokan, Read more...

 
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