by Henry David Thoreau


by Henry David Thoreau


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One of the most famous books in American literature, Walden has inspired Americans from Kerouac to the Kennedys to B.F. Skinner to the Roosevelts. Robert Frost cited it as a favorite book because it somehow managed to be "a tale of adventure," a "declaration of independence" and a "gospel of wisdom" all at once. Frost said in one book Thoreau at surpassed "everything we have had in America."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798765596210
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/22/2022
Pages: 172
Sales rank: 502,282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

July 12, 1817

Date of Death:

May 6, 1862

Place of Birth:

Concord, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Concord, Massachusetts


Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

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