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This Author: Henry David Thoreau
This Narrator: Archibald Macleish
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The ultimate gift edition of Walden for bibliophiles, aficionados, and scholars.

Thoreauís literary classic, an elegantly written record of his experiment in simple living, has engaged readers and thinkers for a century and a half. This edition of Walden is the first to set forth an authoritative text with generous annotations. Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer has meticulously corrected errors and omissions from previous editions of Walden and here provides illuminating notes on the biographical, historical, and geographical contexts of Thoreauís life.

Cramerís newly edited text is based on the original 1854 edition of Walden, with emendations taken from Thoreauís draft manuscripts, his own markings on the page proofs, and notes in his personal copy of the book. In the editorís 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 Thoreauís essays, journals, and correspondence. With the wealth of material in this edition, readers will find an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique and fascinating world of Thoreau.


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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: W016405