Henry David Thoreau
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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company .
Written in English

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  • General,
  • Biography / Autobiography

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL9379561M
ISBN 100395668123
ISBN 109780395668122

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