The Portable Thoreau

The Portable Thoreau


Introduction by: Jeffrey S. Cramer
Editor: Jeffrey S. Cramer

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143106500
  • 656 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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 sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.
The Portable Thoreau

The Portable Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, Introduction by: Jeffrey S. Cramer, Editor: Jeffrey S. Cramer

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