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Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He spent time as a school teacher after attending Harvard College but was dismissed for his refusal to administer corporal punishment. In 1845, wanting to write his first book, he moved to Walden Pond and built his cabin on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was during his time at Walden that Thoreau was imprisoned briefly for not paying taxes; this experience became the basis for his well-known essay "Civil Disobedience." He died of tuberculosis in 1862 at the age of 44.
I love this just for the skill of assembling the English language.
Things like efficiency and purpose and even the search for personal perfection of body with all the attendant concern for how we are perceived physically are devalued.
I enjoy reading Thoreau; he makes you think and digest what he is saying.
You definitely have to admire Henry and his convictions. He wants us to walk carefully and enjoy the simple things in nature and life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Atwood
Walking is a lecture written by Henry David Thoreau. It was first published in print form in 1862, as either a long essay or a short book, depending on how you look at it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karl Janssen
It is a wonderful read to pass the time on any given day. Walking is a really good book. I recommend it.Published 7 months ago by bluemoon100
A quick read that opens your eyes to nature in a refreshing way. Definitely adding this to my favourites list.Published 8 months ago by Matt
This book was a great read for me. I read a lot of it while... walking (on a treadmill... he probably would have been disgusted with the concept of a tread mill. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Vigilant Personal Protection Systems
This book offers an inside-look at the mindset of 19th Century America. The West, the wild, and the future are key concepts, often overlapping each other. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tom Uytterhoeven
Very descriptive. Typical Thoreau. If you enjoy Walden, you eill enjoy this essay. I'm going to read more of his books.Published 10 months ago by Daniel Hart
It was free. What more can you ask for. Easy to read and a very good story for the price.Published 10 months ago by Wildlife Biologist