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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods free pdf Walden- or, Life in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau, is a famous and influential reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals. Critics have praised it as an American classic that explores natural simplicity, harmony, and beauty. Robert Frost wrote of Thoreau, "In one book ... he surpasses everything we have had in America."

About Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience). Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism.

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Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 19 November 2014
ISBN : 1503295656
EAN : 9781503295650
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 196 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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