Walden

Or Life in the Woods

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government, Resistance to

Page: 221

View: 5983

Beretningen om et 2-årigt ophold ved bredden af Walden Pond, hvor den amerikanske digter og filosof lever i pagt med naturen

Walden, or, Life in the woods

Author: Henry David Thoreau,Verlyn Klinkenborg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 295

View: 9892

Walden and Other Writings

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553900773

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9473

With their call for "simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!”, for self-honesty, and for harmony with nature, the writings of Henry David Thoreau are perhaps the most influential philosophical works in all American literature. The selections in this volume represent Thoreau at his best. Included in their entirety are Walden, his indisputable masterpiece, and his two great arguments for nonconformity, Civil Disobedience and Life Without Principle. A lifetime of brilliant observation of nature--and of himself--is recorded in selections from A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers, Cape Cod, The Maine Woods and The Journal. From the Paperback edition.

40 Years a Nomad

Author: Randy Vining

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781364333720

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4912

A keen intellect traveling the roads of America pointing out the wonder, drama and lessons of the open road.

Letters to a Spiritual Seeker

Author: Henry David Thoreau,Bradley P. Dean,Harrison Gray Blake

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393059410

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 266

View: 2029

Fifty letters, comprising a correspondence of some fifteen years between the literary master and his friend, Harrison Blake, convey the writer's thoughts on God and spirituality, offering insight into such topics as the possibilities and limitations of human spirituality, the role of vocation in developing a spiritual life, and the importance of a direct relationship with God. 20,000 first printing.

Henry David Thoreau: Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598534890

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 5131

"Perhaps the most remarkable book in the American canon. As dense as scripture, crowded with aphorism, Walden is full enough of ideas for a score of ordinary books." -Bill McKibben In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his pencil-manufacturing business and began building a cabin on the shore of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. This lyrical yet practical-minded book is at once the record of the 26 months Thoreau spent in withdrawal from society-an account of the daily details of building, planting, hunting, cooking, and always, observing nature-and a declaration of independence from the oppressive mores and spiritual sterility of the world he left behind. Elegant, funny, profound, and quietly searching, Walden remains the most persuasive American argument for simplicity of life and clarity of conscience. For almost thirty years, The Library of America has presented America's best and most significant writing in acclaimed hardcover editions. Now, a new series, Library of America Paperback Classics, offers attractive and affordable books that bring The Library of America's authoritative texts within easy reach of every reader. Each book features an introductory essay by one of a leading writer, as well as a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the choice and history of the text, and notes. The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from Henry David Thoreau: A Week, Walden, The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, volume number 28 in the Library of America series. That volume is joined in the series by a companion volume, number 124, Henry David Thoreau: Collected Essays and Poems. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nature and Other Essays

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115577

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

View: 6566

A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature. Includes the title essay, plus "Character," "Intellect," "Spiritual Laws," "Circles," and others.

Essays

A Fully Annotated Edition

Author: Henry D. Thoreau,Jeffrey S. Cramer

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030016498X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 426

View: 7846

DIV A treasure trove of Thoreau’s most noteworthy essays, with plentiful annotations by leading Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer /div

Wild Apples

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557091307

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 4029

An essay on the wild apple gives the history of the fruit and discusses its growth, beauty, names and flavor through the seasons

Canoeing in the Wilderness

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Herzberg Press

ISBN: 1409785963

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 6469

PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

Merry men

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 422

View: 1150

Self-Reliance, and Other Essays, (Series One)

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907523465

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 130

View: 9869

This first collection of Emerson's essays has influenced a host of thinkers and intellectuals since its first appearance in 1841. 'Self-Reliance' is undoubtedly the collection's most famous essay, a piece in which Emerson argues that one must put a wholehearted trust in the power of one's own intuition, and not hold to orthodox opinions merely because the mass of people believe them to be true. But the prestige surrounding this work has tended to obscure the breadth of Emerson's vision: in the twelve essays in 'Series One' he invites us to consider a wide range of topics, from the true nature of 'Friendship', 'Heroism' and 'Love', to the high-flown philosophy of 'Spiritual Laws' and 'The Over-Soul'.

White Fang

Author: Pauline Francis

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237541017

Category: Children's stories

Page: 56

View: 4483

White Fang, by Jack London, was published in 1906. It tells the story of White Fang, part-dog and part-wolf, as he fights for survival in the harsh landscapes of northwest Canada.This title is part of a wonderful new series that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original. Retold rather than abridged.

Walden

An Annotated Edition

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395720424

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 338

View: 2404

A commemorative edition on the 150th anniversary of Thoreau's stay on Walden Pond features extensive notes on Thoreau's life and times

The Portable Thoreau

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101128107

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 656

View: 1517

An updated edition of Thoreau's most widely read works Self-described as "a mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natural philosopher to boot," Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and as an artist. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society. Heedless of his friends' advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent-that of a poet-philosopher-in prose and verse. Edited by noted Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer, this edition promises to be the new standard for those interested in discovering the great thinker's influential ideas about everything from environmentalism to limited government. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Pride and Prejudice

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052550513X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6632

An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. This couture-inspired collection also features Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter and Wuthering Heights. Ruben Toledo’s breathtaking drawings have appeared in such high-fashion magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Visionaire. Now he’s turning his talented hand to illustrating the gorgeous deluxe editions of three of the most beloved novels in literature. Here Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of Mr. Darcy, Hester Prynne’s fateful letter “A”, and Catherine Earnshaw’s wanderings on the Yorkshire moors are transformed into witty and surreal landscapes to appeal to the novels’ aficionados and the most discerning designer’s eyes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Selections from Thoreau

Author: Henry David Thoreau,Henry Stephens Salt

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376866186

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 9393

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