Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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by Henry David Thoreau

Non-fiction Memoir Philosophy Nature Simplicity Self-sufficiency Individualism Civil Disobedience Spiritual Discovery

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Walden, originally published in 1854 as Walden Pond; or, Life in the Woods is an essay written by Henry David Thoreau. It is considered one of the most famous and influential nonfiction texts written by an American.

In this book, an authentic ode to nature, the author tells us about his solitary life project away from society, which lasted two years, two months and two days.

The author retired to live in a cabin he built on Walden Lake, where he grew his own food and made notes about the entire experience. Thoreau wanted to show that life in nature is the true life for a free man, unfettered by modern society. In addition, it reflects that the human being is forgetting how nature works, its resources, rules and rewards and that it should not do it.

Walden is composed of 18 chapters that alternate autobiographical narrative, reflections, poems, and naturalistic description. It deals with topics such as the economy in that lifestyle, talks about how loneliness feels, the sounds of nature, the benefits of reading and many more reflections.


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About Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was an American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher. A leading transcendentalist, he is best known for his book Walden, a...

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The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.


Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.


Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.


In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.


I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

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