Walden, or Life in the Woods (Forgotten Books) Henry David Thoreau

ISBN: 9781606200261

Published: in 1854, it details Thoreaus sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned

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Walden, or Life in the Woods (Forgotten Books) by Henry David Thoreau
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Walden (first published as Walden- or, Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreaus sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned byMoreWalden (first published as Walden- or, Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American.

Published in 1854, it details Thoreaus sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau lived at Walden for two years, two months, and two days, but Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau did not intend to live as a hermit, for he received visitors and returned their visits.

Instead, he hoped to isolate himself from society in order to gain a more objective understanding of it. Simplicity and self-reliance were Thoreaus other goals, and the whole project was inspired by Transcendentalist philosophy. (Quote from wikipedia.org)About the AuthorHenry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862- born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, and philosopher who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.Thoreaus books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes.

Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism.He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending the abolitionist John Brown. Thoreaus philosophy of nonviolent resistance influenced th



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