If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again, - if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man, then you are ready for a walk.
Walking is an essay by American writer, naturalist and philosopher David Thoreau (1817 - 1862). Thoreau's work has made a lasting contribution to modern environmental practice, and also influenced the non-violent resistance practiced by great civilians such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.
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About the Author
ADAM TUCHINSKY (Portland, ME) is Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Maine and an Associate Professor of History. He is the author of Horace Greeley’s New-York Tribune: Civil War-Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor (Cornell, 2009) and several essays on Transcendentalism.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fascinating essay by Thoreau, which I never tire of reading. A true classic.