The Portable Thoreau by HenryDavid Thoreau

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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.


 

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HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817–1862) was born in Concord, Massachusetts. The author of Walden, among other works, he became known for his extreme individualism, his preference for simple, austere living, and his revolt against the demands of society. JEFFREYS. CRAMER is curator of collections at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods. He is the editor of the award-winning Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by Penguin Classic. 657 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Not as stimulating nor provocative an introduction as usually gives a send-off to another ""Portable"".

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