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7 best short stories - Walking - cover

7 best short stories - Walking

H. Belloc, Henry David Thoreau, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sydney Smith, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, John Burroughs, Arnold Haultain

Publisher: Tacet Books

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Welcome to the book series 7 best short stories specials, selection dedicated to a special subject, featuring works by noteworthy authors. The texts were chosen based on their relevance, renown and interest.This edition is dedicated to walking. A common activity for man, walking can be a form of physical exercise, spiritual practice and philosophical tool. Being so universal, the habit of walking has certainly been addressed many times by literature - in this volume you will find seven examples of this relationship between literature and walking.This book contains the following texts: Walking, and the wild by Henry David Thoreau; Walking Tours by Robert Louis Stevenson; Walking an Antidote to City Poison by Sydney Smith; A Stout Pedestrian by Walter Scott; Lake Scenery by William Wordsworth; The Exhilarations of the Road by John Burroughs; Is Walking Selfish? by Arnold Haultain. If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!

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