Walden

Walden

A Fully Annotated Edition

Book - 2004
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"Cramer's newly edited text is based on the original 1854 edition of Walden, with emendations taken from Thoreau's draft manuscripts, his own markings or the page proofs and notes in his personal copy of the book. In the editor's notes to the volume. Cramer quotes from sources Thoreau actually read, showing how he used, interpreted, and altered these sources. Cramer also glosses Walden with references to Thoreau's essays."--Jacket.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
ISBN: 9780300104660
0300104669
Branch Call Number: 814 THOREAU 2004
Characteristics: xxv, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Cramer, Jeffrey S. 1955-

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LeVena
Mar 03, 2019

Available in UNC but not in public library.

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gregdryke
Dec 27, 2018

Austin Klein recommendation

VaughanPLSarahN Feb 07, 2017

Walden was not what I expected. I was looking for the story of a man who had decided to live outside society for two years. Instead, I found an essay about how economical and practical it is to do as he did.
I think I would have liked the book better if it was about Thoreau's reflective journey to the conclusions he reached rather than about how clever he finds himself to be and how he'd been right all along.

Cynthia_N Aug 31, 2016

The first half of this book was not pleasant to read. Thoreau was sharing his opinions on the ways other people live their lives and honestly at times I disliked the author. The book did take a turn for the better about halfway through when he started talking about living in the woods. I did end up really enjoying the book.

PoMoLibrary Jul 21, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Dave: It's political but also transports you into nature. It allows you to participate in living off the grid in a time when we are always plugged in. Living in BC, many of us live in a location minutes away from our own "Walden Pond", but we never take the time to enjoy it. This book helps us remember.

deleuzerimbaud Oct 13, 2013

Excellent. I own it but have not rushed to finish it due to other reading obligations, however it is the totem of reflection, with richer detail than most contemporary fiction.

purplebetter1 Jun 26, 2012

Started it in the winter and finished in the summer, so I am counting it.

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monaraven
May 27, 2011

Incredible annotations. Makes it twice as long, but really adds a richer understanding and dimension to the text. It's also nice that the annotations are on the same page, so you don't have to flip to the back of the book if you want to read them.

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quagga
Jan 04, 2010

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." John Porcellino's simple line drawings pair well with brief excerpts from Henry David Thoreau's writings. The book is divided into four seasons, which gives a narrative flow to time spent at Walden Pond. Additional material at the beginning and the end will help orient new readers to Thoreau's work and will point them towards further reading. Grade 6-12.

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