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Walden [Kindle Edition]

Henry David Thoreau
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Book Description

An American masterwork in praise of nature, self-reliance, and the simple life

I went to the woods because I wished 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.
In 1845, the transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau moved from his home in the town of Concord, Massachusetts, to a small cabin he built by hand on the shores of Walden Pond. He spent the next two years alone in the woods, learning to live self-sufficiently and to take his creative and moral inspiration from nature. Part memoir, part philosophical treatise, part environmental manifesto, Walden is Thoreau’s inspirational account of those extraordinary years and one of the most influential books ever written.
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Editorial Reviews


“The book that made [Thoreau] one of the most beloved American writers, regarded by many as the country’s first environmentalist.” —The New York Times

“A fantastically good book, and Thoreau’s unadorned style feels shockingly contemporary.” —The Atlantic

“After 150 years, Walden endures.” —Mother Jones

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an American author and naturalist. A leading figure of Transcendentalism, he is best remembered for Walden, an account of the two years he spent living in a cabin on the north shore of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, and for Civil Disobedience, an essay that greatly influenced the abolitionist movement and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

Product Details

  • File Size: 474 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149968634X
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (August 26, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,788 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have read this a number of times and still it holds up as one of the greatest works of literature written certainly by an American and perhaps one of top 100 works of literature ever written.

In college, my professor noted, 'This book will change your life!' He was right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent February 1, 2015
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My English teacher recommended this because she is obsessed with Thoreau. We read sections of it in class, but I am so glad that I decide to read the entire thing. It changed my view on the work and on humanity as a whole and the impacts of nature.
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At the of 18 I read thus book and enjoyed it. I chose a few phrases and have quoted them for many years. I recently read it again and because of my life experience, I found much more of his writing extremely meaningful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life Lessons November 6, 2014
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I first read this book in high school. Since then, I have re-read Walden many times. This book is a must read for everyone. As a Teenager it is good. As an Adult, it is great.
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Know this book well. Been to his home. This book belongs in my Kindle library. Hope to get back to this to edit and add to this comment...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars November 7, 2014
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Walden is an old literary classic. While reading todays books don't miss out on this classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read October 9, 2014
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I loved the book. I wonder why it took me so long to finally read a classic.
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