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Two-thousand copies of Walden, or Life in the Woods were first published in Boston by Ticknor and Fields, Aug. 1854. The work received generally favorable reviews but sold slowly. This edition was prepared for students at the City University of New York. It is offered under a Creative Commons license under which the edition may freely read, shared, and edited.
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