HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Loading...

Walden (1854)

by Henry David Thoreau

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations / Mentions
8,15479384 (3.9)1 / 295
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

English (70)  Dutch (2)  Swedish (2)  Spanish (1)  Finnish (1)  Danish (1)  French (1)  German (1)  All languages (79)
Showing 1-5 of 70 (next | show all)
Ha! I'm done!

With three chapters!

But that's all I was assigned to read anyway!

And I should still get a prize for finishing it, even though I didn't finish it. ( )
  IsaboeOfLumatere | Jan 14, 2015 |
This book is great! The pace may be a little slow, but I think it's so the reader can take time to pause and consider what Thoreau is trying to say.
  BrittanyWittmann | Dec 6, 2014 |
A young man, Henry David Thoreau, builds a house. This book introduces the day to day life of a young man. The day to day life turns into seasons. The young man enjoys his time being by himself in the forest.
  SRThompson | Nov 18, 2014 |
I got 100 pages in and wanted to stick my head in a vat of boiling water. I HATED this book. I really hated it. How can one man talk so much shite about absolutely nothing? It honestly made me want to set things on fire. Who cares?! Who care about anything this man has to say? He doesn't care what anyone else has to say, so why listen to him? ARGH. ( )
  humblewomble | Oct 19, 2014 |
I can understand & appreciate why this book is considered a masterpiece, although quite honestly, to me, it just seems like the ramblings of an old man who has been vastly disappointed by his life in the "normal" world, during the 2 years he spent in solitude in the woods. Some of the things he had to say were still relevant today, & some weren't, even though they were highly relevant at his time of life. Interesting, yes, boring in a LOT of places, long winded & overly wordy for my personal taste. Guess I should have read the Cliff Notes :) I probably would have appreciated it more. I found this one a REAL struggle. ( )
  Lisa.Johnson.James | Apr 10, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 70 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (120 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Thoreau, Henry Davidprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Åsberg, StigIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bengtsson, Frans G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Douglas, William O.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Emmerich, EmmaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fischer, TatjanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gissen, MaxEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Immonen, AnttiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, LauraEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.
Dedication
First words
When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my two hand only.
Quotations
We are wont to forget that the sun looks on our cultivated fields and on the prairies and forests without distinction. They all reflect and absorb his rays alike, and the former make but a small part of the glorious picture which he beholds in his daily course. In his view the earth is all equally cultivated like a garden. Therefore we should receive the benefit of his light and heat with a corresponding trust and magnanimity.
wherever a man goes, men will pursue and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate odd-fellow society.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Only "Walden" - please don't combine with any edition containing other works as well.
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
The Scott Library edition consists of a cloth cover, uncut edges and gold gilt top. Original price was 1s 6d per volume. Published 1900ca.

Originally published in 1854, Walden, or Life in the Woods, is a vivid account of the time that Henry D. Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. It is one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486284956, Paperback)

One of the great books of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:53:38 -0400)

(see all 7 descriptions)

One of the great books of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics.… (more)

» see all 19 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.9)
0.5 2
1 45
1.5 6
2 86
2.5 22
3 221
3.5 39
4 410
4.5 46
5 445

Audible.com

11 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page

The Library of America

An edition of this book was published by The Library of America.

» Publisher information page

Beacon Press

An edition of this book was published by Beacon Press.

» Publisher information page

Yale University Press

2 editions of this book were published by Yale University Press.

Editions: 0300104669, 0300110081

Coffeetown Press

An edition of this book was published by Coffeetown Press.

» Publisher information page

Library of America Paperback Classics

An edition of this book was published by Library of America Paperback Classics.

» Publisher information page

Recorded Books

An edition of this book was published by Recorded Books.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 96,166,171 books! | Top bar: Always visible