The Writings Of Henry David Thoreau (volume 2); Walden

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byHenry David Thoreau

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... OF ECONOMY wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any , in a house which I had built myself, on the Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and M -!» living by the labor of my hands only. I lived (here twyears and two months. At present I am^goiourner Sri civilized life again. I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent. Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like. Others have been curious to learn what portion of my income I devoted to charitable purposes; and some, who have large families, how many poor children I maintained. I will therefore ask those of my readers who feel no particular interest in me to pardon me if I undertake to answer some of these questions in this book. In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly a1 . . first per/ son that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. Moreover, I, on my side, require of e^ery writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of .hw own life, and not merely what he has heard of other men's lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me. Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students. As for the rest of my re...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... OF ECONOMY wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any , in a house which I had built myself, on the Walden P...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217404820

ISBN - 13:9780217404822

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