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Walden (1854) by: Henry David Thoreau
     

Walden (1854) by: Henry David Thoreau

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also known as Life in the Woods, is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed

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also known as Life in the Woods, is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living.
Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781543111163
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/14/2017
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Massachusetts native Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a leading member of the American Transcendentalist movement, whose faith in nature was tested while Thoreau lived in a homemade hut at Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847. While there, Thoreau worked on the two books published in his lifetime: Walden and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, Excursions, and other works were published posthumously.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 12, 1817
Date of Death:
May 6, 1862
Place of Birth:
Concord, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Concord, Massachusetts
Education:
Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

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Walden by Henry David Thoreau 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
November-Owl More than 1 year ago
Exquisitely written and packed with themes that will make you think--or it ought to anyway.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the best classic on bringing one's life back to basics. The one true environmentalist. He put his money where his mouth was, not just held up signs and talked about a whole lot of nothing. If you haven't read it yet, it,s well worth the money. Actually, it's practically a steal. Enjoy the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago