Walden | Literature Criticism Critical Review by The Albion

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Critical Review by The Albion

SOURCE: A review of Walden, in Albion, Vol. 13, No. 36, September 9, 1854, p. 429.

This review's anonymous author recommends Walden as an entertaining work.

One of those rare books that stand a part from the herd of new publications under which the press absolutely groans; moderate in compass but eminently suggestive, being a compound of thought, feeling, and observation. Its author, it seems, during 1845, 6, and 7, played the philosophic hermit in a wood that overlooks Walden Pond, in the neighbourhood of Concord, Massachusetts. Here he tested at how cheap a rate physical existence may healthfully be maintained, and how, apart from the factitious excitement of society and the communion of mind with mind, he could cultivate a tranquil and contemplative spirit, yet resolute withal. This experiment was undeniably successful; and he has here set forth the record of his sylvan life...

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