One of America’s most celebrated naturalists, Thoreau often chose nature over human companionship for comfort. Early Spring in Massachusetts is one of four seasonal volumes culled from his journals and captures the season with Thoreau’s keen eye and appreciation for his surroundings.
About the Author
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American philosopher, naturalist, essayist, and a member of the Transcendentalist school associated with Emerson. He is best known for the collection of essays published under the title Walden (1854), inspired by his solitary sojourn at Walden Pond. His ideas on civil disobedience influenced Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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