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Quest for Walden

a study of the "country book" in American popular literature with an annotated bibliography, 1863 through 1995

by Loren C. Owings

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Influence.,
    • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.,
    • American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Country life in literature.,
    • American prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.,
    • Pastoral literature, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Natural history -- United States -- Historiography.,
    • Country life -- United States -- Historiography.,
    • Nature in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

      Statementby Loren C. Owings.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS366.C67 O9 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 274 p. ;24 cm.
      Number of Pages274
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL672870M
      ISBN 100786403543
      LC Control Number97018932

      WALDEN IS AN ICONIC BOOK and it has taken its place as one of the greatest books of American literature and a highlight of American thought. In attempting an experiment in simple living Thoreau became the embodiment of the American quest for the spiritual over the material; and his book, ostensibly a simple record of his experiment, has earned.   The books, he argues, share a be lief that life may change through apolitical action, and that one's needs can be sim plified; but “Walden Two” asserts that “the problems of society call for.

      The third book in the Judge Walden by Peter Murphy series is great. A wonderful foreword by Baroness Hale of Richmond, President of the UK Supreme Court, recognises the brilliance of the book. Judge Walden, Resident Judge in charge at Bermondsey Crown Crown Court, alongside fellow judges Marjorie, ‘Legless’ and Hubert, is back for another /5(6). Despite the slow start, however, Walden is now considered one of the best-selling books in the history of American literature, and its critical reputation continues to grow as much as its popular.

      The book is a response to questions his townsmen have asked about his life at Walden, and as such, will focus on Thoreau himself and his experiences. Having seen other young men who have inherited farms enslaved and made a machine by the obligations of property, Thoreau sought to escape their plight through his life at Walden. The quintessential back-to-nature book, Walden is an account of Thoreau's attempt to find a spiritual awakening by returning to a simple life in the Massachusetts woodlands. Thoreau's rejection of the values of the then-burgeoning Industrial Revolution still reverberates for contemporary readers.4/5().


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Two years, two months and two days. This is what forms the time line of one man's quest for the simple life and a unique social experiment in complete self reliance and independence. Henry David Thoreau published Walden in Originally drafted as a series of essays describing a most significant episode in his life, it was finally released in book form with each essay taking on the form of a separate chapter.5/5(12).

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