The ultimate gift edition of Walden for bibliophiles, aficionados, and scholars "Replaces all other available editions of Walden as the most attractive and reliable way to approach this great American book."--Joel Porte, author of Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed
This is the authoritative edition of an American literaru classic: Henry David Thoreau's Walden, an elegantly written record of his experiment in simple living. With this edition, Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer has meticulously corrected errors and omissions from previous editions of Walden
here provides illuminating notes on the biographical, historical, and geographical contexts of the great nineteenth-century writer and thinker's life.
Cramer's newly edited text is based on the original 1854 edition of Walden,
with emendations taken from Thoreau's draft manuscripts, his own markings on the page proofs, and notes in his personal copy of the book. In the editor's notes to the volume, Cramer quotes from sources Thoreau actually read, showing how he used, interpreted, and altered these sources. Cramer also glosses Walden
with references to Thoreau's essays, journals, and correspondence. With the wealth of material in this edition, readers will find an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique and fascinating world of Thoreau.
Anyone who has read and loved Walden
want to own and treasure this gift edition. Those wishing to read Walden
the first time will not find a better guide than Jeffrey S. Cramer.
Received rating of "Outstanding" from 2007 University Press Books Committee
"Thoreau's masterpiece--here freshly refurbished by Jeffrey S. Cramer--speaks to our material and spiritual condition as powerfully as on the day it first appeared. Now, more than ever, Walden is our indispensable American book."--Alan D. Hodder, professor of comparative religion, Hampshire College
"Jeffrey Cramer's Walden is the most accurate and readable text of Thoreau's masterpiece. Cramer's version now replaces all other available editions of Walden as the most attractive and reliable way to approach this great American book."--Joel Porte, author of Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed