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Walden ; or, life in the woods

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: London Vintage, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In March 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into a small cabin in the woods surrounding Walden Pond. Here he conducted a two-year social experiment, removing himself almost entirely from society while instead engaging with the sounds, the animals and the passers-by that inhabited the wilderness. In this isolation he built his own shelter and sourced his own food, testing the limits of his capacity to be self-reliant.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry David Thoreau
ISBN: 9781784872410 1784872415
OCLC Number: 1001285955
Notes: "First published 1854" --Title page verso.
Description: xv, 295 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Henry David Thoreau ; with an introduction by Benjamin Markovits.

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BENJAMIN MARKOVITSIn 1845 Thoreau, a Harvard-educated 28-year-old, went to live by himself in the woods in Massachusetts.  Read more...

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