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Walden (Everyman"s Library Classics) by Henry David Thoreau

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Published by Everyman"s Library .
Written in English


  • Biography: general,
  • Environmentalist thought & ideology,
  • Other prose: 19th century,
  • The countryside, country life

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Edition Notes

ContributionsVerlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8998495M
ISBN 101857151364
ISBN 109781857151367

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