Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts.
By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period. As Thoreau made clear in his book, his cabin was not in wilderness but at the edge of town, about two miles (3 km) from his family home.
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Shrinking Walden into picture book size is somewhat like trying to fit Moby Dick into an aquarium. Still, Lowe's selections from Thoreau's iconoclastic work will give children a brief taste of this classic. Using only quotations from the original work, Lowe tells the story of Thoreau's year in the woods, emphasizing his descriptions of nature,stet comma and action rather than his philosophical musings. Readers see the young Thoreau putting shingles on his roof, hoeing beans, welcoming a stranger; they can revel in the natural wonders he describes--the ``whip-poor-wills,'' in summer, the drifting snow in winter, the ice breaking in the pond in spring. Sabuda's superb linoleum-cut prints lend a hard-edged brilliance to the dark woods--where sunlight is filtered through etched leaves, and moonlight shimmers on the waters of the pond made famous by a young man's experiment with life. All ages.
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End my life
I am going to end my life like this crippled kid standing in front of me.
This book is lacking in higher intellect and intelligence, rather intended for the mentally handicapped or small children, I would only recommend this book if you have read every possible book in the world, or if you are wanting to decrease your IQ by a solid 75 points.
Verifirs is lie
Excuse my spelling errors I'm currently typing this on my calculator in the refrigerated section of 7/11. Verifirs is a confirmed racist and slanderererer. He is very liberal and is known to be an adversary of Thoreau's. Now let's dispel this notion that Dongo said this book is bad. DONGO KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE'S DOING. Dongo said this book was good but didn't quite capture the deportation part. Now let's dispel this notion that Verisucks doesn't know what he is doing. HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING.also this book is anti liberal so you know it's good. Looks like it might be game of the year.