Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Walden

By Henry David Thoreau

  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
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One of the most famous non-fiction American books, Walden by Henry David Thoreau is the history of Thoreau's visit to Ralph Waldo Emerson's woodland retreat near Walden Pond. Thoreau, stirred by the philosophy of the transcendentalists, used the sojourn as an experiment in self reliance and minimalism… "so as to "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Walden stresses the significance of self-reliance, solitude, meditation, and nature in rising above the the life of quiet desperation lived by most people. that, he argues, is the lot of most people. Part autobiography, part manifesto Walden is a moving treatise on the importance distancing oneself from the consumerism of modern Western society and embracing nature in its place.

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    By Jacob Bastian
    This is the single greatest book that was every written. Henry David Thoreau has changed my life. Thoreau is the greatest author who ever lived, this is the greatest piece of literature ever created, and it is also the greatest testament to nature and society that has ever existed. Thank you Mr. Thoreau
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