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Walden: Introduction And Annotations By Bill Mckibben

byHenry David ThoreauIntroduction byBill Mckibben

Paperback | July 15, 2004


First published in 1854, Henry David Thoreau's groundbreaking book has influenced generations of readers and continues to inspire and inform anyone with an open mind and a love of nature. With Bill McKibben providing a newly revised Introduction and helpful annotations that place Thoreau firmly in his role as cultural and spiritual seer, this beautiful edition of Walden for the new millennium is more accessible and relevant than ever.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a writer and philosopher as well as a naturalist. Walden is considered his masterpiece. Bill McKibben is the author of Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age as well as The End of Nature and The Age of Missing Information. He lives with his family in the Adirondack Mountains.
Title:Walden: Introduction And Annotations By Bill MckibbenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:July 15, 2004Publisher:Beacon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0807014257

ISBN - 13:9780807014257

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Spiritual Classic Walden is the book I read at the beginning of every summer. I have been doing that since I first read it at the tender age of nineteen, having thus read it thirteen times. It is a marvelous piece of work, falling somewhere between personal journal, and philosophical treatise, sprinkled with a healthy dose of spirituality. It is not an easy read, but once the reader gets into the rhythm of the prose, s/he should find it comfortable enough to keep going. It is not an effortless book, but it is one that will grow with each subsequent read. It is full of little bits of advice on how to live a meaningful life that is not tied to wealth and material things, and one that is full of spiritual meaning. However, it is not preachy and does not attack social problems from a Judeo-Christian point of view, but rather applies a universally applicable set of morality to a healthy life. I cannot recommend this book enough.
Date published: 2008-01-19

Editorial Reviews

Bill McKibben gives us Thoreau's Walden as the gospel of the present moment. --Robert D. Richardson, Jr., author of Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind'[Thoreau] says so many pithy and brilliant things, and offers so many piquant, and, we may add, so many just, comments on society as it is, that this book is well worth the reading, both for its actual contents and its suggestive capacity.' --A. P. Peabody, North American Review, 1854'[Walden] still seems to me the best youth's companion yet written by an American, for it carries a solemn warning against the loss of one's valuables, it advances a good argument for traveling light and trying new adventures, it rings with the power of powerful adoration, it contains religious feeling without religious images, and it steadfastly refuses to record bad news.' --E. B. White, Yale Review, 1954'Bill McKibben gives us Thoreau's Walden as the gospel of the present moment.' -Robert D. Richardson, Jr., author of Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind