The Joy of Walking
Classic writers remind us to saunter, march, prowl and wander in this gorgeously curated collection of writing for the everyday walker.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by Suzy Cripps.
Whether walking through awe-inspiring countryside or weaving your way through crowds in the hustle and bustle of great cities, we take thousands of steps a day. Finding meaning in movement can be difficult in today’s frenetic world. This may seem like a modern problem, but putting one foot in front of the other is something that authors have been writing about for centuries. Some like Gaskell, Wordsworth and Whitman extoll the virtues of walking in the countryside, be it on one’s own connecting with nature or as the means to really good conversation with friends. Others like Dickens and E. M. Forster explore the thrill and dangers of moving about the city, by day or by night. In The Joy of Walking you’ll find a wealth of essays, poetry and fiction celebrating and exploring the joy of walking.
About the Author
This anthology is selected and edited by editor and academic, Suzy Cripps.
Selected writings by: Henry D Thoreau, Charlotte Bronte, Robert Louis Stevenson, E.M. Forster, Walt Whitman, John Burroughs, William Hazlitt, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Rabindranath Tagore, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Frederick Douglas, Thomas Traherne, Dorothy Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Ann Radcliffe, Fanny Burney, William Cowper, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Lennox, Jean Jacques Rousseau, William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Gaskell, Mark Twain, C Morley, John Muir, Harriet Martineau, Leslie Stephen, Thomas Hardy, Emily Bronte, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire, A. E. Housman, Wilkie Collins, Jane Austen, W. B. Yeats, John Clare, John Keats, George Eliot, Rosa N Carey and John Dyer