The Portable Thoreau (Penguin Classics)

By | December 17, 2017
The Portable Thoreau (Penguin Classics) Author Henry David Thoreau
ISBN-10 0143106503
ISBN-13 9780143106500
Year 2012-03-27
Pages 656
Language English
Publisher Penguin Classics
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An updated edition of Thoreau s most widely read worksSelf 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 seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 1 700 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

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