Thorndike Press

A Fugitive in Walden Woods

  • Norman Lock
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  • ISBN-10: 1432843230
  • ISBN-13: 9781432843236
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 314 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2017



Escaped slave Samuel Long travels the Underground Railroad to Walden Woods, where he encounters Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other transcendentalists and abolitionists. While Long will experience his coming-of-age at Walden Pond, his hosts will receive a lesson in human dignity.


Customer Reviews

The unflinching, penetrative, and bravely earnest account of fictional escaped slave Samuel Long's time living in Walden Woods as Henry David Thoreau's neighbor…. A stunning meditation on idealism and the cost of humanity.

— Publishers Weekly (starred)