Henry David Thoreau



One of America's classic pieces of naturalist literature. A beautifully written account of Henry David Thoreau's time spent building a cabin in the woods near Walden Pond in Massachusetts between the years 1845 and 1847. Part memoir and part spiritual quest, Thoreau used this introspective period of his life to reflect upon human nature and culture, and what it means to be alive and a part of something greater than oneself, using his immediate arboreal surroundings as stage for what could be considered an early example of American performance art.

From the book: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

Soft cover.

Edition: 1962.

Condition: Clearly used, but well taken care of. Corners on front cover have been mysteriously torn or clipped off.

Measures ~5"x8". 330 pages.