Annotated Essays



This new selection of Thoreau’s essays by Jeffrey S. Cramer, award-winning editor and Curator of Collections at the Walden Woods Project, traces his trajectory as a writer for the outlets of his day – the periodical press, newspapers, and compendiums – and as a frequent presenter on the local literature circuit.  By arranging the writings chronologically, the volume re-creates the experience of Thoreau’s readers as they followed his developing ideas over time.