Walden

Publisher: Vintage Classics
In 1845, the American Transcendentalist philosopher Henry David Thoreau went to live in the woods near his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. For over two years he resided there largely in solitary, in a small cabin built by his own hands. Walden is his personal account of this time, in which he documents both his passion for the landscape and wildlife of Walden Pond, and his philosophical and political motivations for rejecting the materialism which continues to define not only America, but much of the modern world.

PRAISE FOR

“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

“A stunning new edition [with an] illuminating introduction...McKibben’s voice melds with, but never overtakes, that of Thoreau.”
The Oregonian

“McKibben provides the most Thoreauvian introduction to Thoreau’s classic that I have ever seen.”
—Lawrence Buell, author of Emerson and Writing for an Endangered World