The Illustrated Walden, or Life in the Woods

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by Henry David Thoreau | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9781435163935 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/20/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, September 20, 2023
I got this beautifully-illustrated hardcover at a local Barnes and Noble, and nabbed it for another release copy. (I'd left a previous copy in the replica cabin at Walden Pond some years back; see that one here.)

This is Thoreau's classic work merging daily life in a little cabin (though not quite as remote a one as some people imagine) and sundry thoughts on politics and the state of things in general. (I actually prefer Thoreau's Cape Cod and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, but that's possibly because of having been forced to analyze excerpts from Walden in school {wry grin}.)

I did enjoy several tidbits from this book, including the one about the bean-field (seven miles of bean-rows to hoe, with the accounting of expenditures to profit), and the analysis of wildlife (summer and winter) in the region. Some snarky comments, too, such as the part about the "bottomless" ponds that nobody had ever taken the trouble to sound for depth.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Red's Eats in Wiscasset, Maine USA on Thursday, September 21, 2023

Released 5 mos ago (9/21/2023 UTC) at Red's Eats in Wiscasset, Maine USA

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I plan to leave this book on a bench near Red's Eats, while stopping by for one of their awesome lobster rolls. Hope someone enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in ME here.]

** Released for the 2023 You're Such an Animal challenge, for the embedded "rat" in the title. **

** Released for the 2023 52 Towns in 52 Weeks challenge. **

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