À propos

Henry David Thoreau is considered one of the leading figures in early American literature, and Walden is without doubt his most influential book. It recounts the author's experiences living in a small house in the woods around Walden Pond near Concord in Massachusetts. Thoreau constructed the house himself, with the help of a few friends, to see if he could live 'deliberately' - independently and apart from society. The result is an intriguing work which blends natural history with philosophical insights, and includes many illuminating quotations from other authors. Thoreau's wooden shack has won a place for itself in the collective American psyche, a remarkable achievement for a book with such modest and rustic beginnings.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Rayons : Littérature > Littérature

  • Auteur(s)

    Henry David Thoreau

  • Éditeur

    Macmillan Publishers

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    360 Pages

  • Longueur

    16 cm

  • Largeur

    10.5 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2 cm

  • Poids

    207 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Henry David Thoreau

Homme de lettres et philosophe non conformiste, réfractaire à l'emprise de l'état sur l'individu, mais aussi naturaliste précurseur de l'écologie, Henry D. Thoreau a publié de nombreux ouvrages dont les éditions Le mot et le reste ont entrepris la traduction par Brice Matthieussent, remettant notamment au goût du jour un des fondamentaux de la littérature
américaine : Walden.