In honor of the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, this edition of Walden features an introduction and annotations by renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben

Product Code: 6590
ISBN: 9780807098134
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pages: 344
Published Date: 06/27/2017
Availability:In stock
Price: $10.95

First published in 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s groundbreaking book has influenced generations of readers and continues to inspire and inform anyone with an open mind, a love of nature, and a longing for simplicity and contemplation.

Bill McKibben provides a newly revised introduction and helpful annotations that place Thoreau firmly in his role as cultural and spiritual seer. This beautiful edition of Walden, published in honor of the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth, is more accessible and relevant than ever in an age of technological change and ecological crisis.

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Introduction by
Bill McKibben


Where I Lived, and What I Lived For





The Bean-Field

The Village

The Ponds

Baker Farm

Higher Laws

Brute Neighbors


Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors

Winter Animals

The Pond in Winter



Walden—republished by Beacon Press this year with an inspired introduction by Bill McKibben about Thoreau’s relevance to our own spiritually impoverished reality—is arguably the most important work of literary nonfiction in the American canon.” —The New York Review of Books

“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

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