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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.
Thoreau took me by the hand in this short thoughtful book and then firmly shook me by the lapels with pearl after pearl of wisdom.Published 4 days ago by Dave
This essay speaks to the inner seeker in all of us. It ignites a fire within that will cause the reader to quest!Published 6 days ago by mark
If you're a hiking fanatic... you've missed the point of this book. "Walking" is a wonderful book about the art of sauntering and taking it all in. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Consumer
While I doubt it was Thoreau's intention, I found myself hard pressed to put the book down and actually go for a walk.Published 5 months ago by ElizWolf
I have read a lot of Thoreau's work and i'm a big fan of his. this is alittle different then walden or some of his other writings but I really liked it and look forward to reading... Read morePublished 5 months ago by randy thurman
Not his best work. Thankfully, what it lacked in interest it more than made up for in brevity. I'll stick with Walden Pond from now on.Published 5 months ago by Brandy Holland
Excellent philosophy, but a little long winded, which however is excusable given the times when it was written. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shantanu Ghatak