This edition of Walden is specially formatted with illustrations and a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents.
Henry David Thoreau was born David Henry Thoreau on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. Mr. Thoreau was an author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, transcendentalist, and philosopher. Thoreau’s works intertwine his love of history philosophy and nature. Many of his theories about environmental history and ecology are still applied today.
Thoreau’s book Walden, originally published in August 9, 1854, reflects on his journey and goal of living as simply as possible with limited possessions in a natural setting. Poet Robert Frost wrote, “In one book…[Thoreau] surpasses everything we have had in America.”
John Updike wrote, “A century and a half after its publication, Walden has become such a totem of the back-to-nature, preservationist, anti-business, civil-disobedience mindset, and Thoreau so vivid a protester, so perfect a crank and hermit saint, that the book risks being as revered and unread as the Bible.”
In his influential and critically acclaimed book, Thoreau focuses on the idea of survival and how he could survive with very little. Thoreau advocated abandoning things that are not needed to survive in order to discover meaning in life.
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