|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)|
About the Author
Massachusetts native Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a leading member of the American Transcendentalist movement, whose faith in nature was tested while Thoreau lived in a homemade hut at Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847. While there, Thoreau worked on the two books published in his lifetime: Walden and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, Excursions, and other works were published posthumously.
Date of Birth:July 12, 1817
Date of Death:May 6, 1862
Place of Birth:Concord, Massachusetts
Place of Death:Concord, Massachusetts
Education:Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Henry David Thoreau's classic essay, "Walking," was an ardent lecture unlike anything the world had ever heard in 1851. It was later published 11 years later in 1862 by The Atlantic Monthly. Yet despite being over 160 years since his rousing speech, its applicability might be even more relevant today than it was in the mid-1800s. There are so many poignant points, ideas and thoughts expressed by Thoreau, the reader is made to rethink our home, planet earth, and its profound majesty and fragility in the same breath. This is a timeless classic that reminds the reader of our ecosystem's wonderful wild places to discover and explore and also implores the reader to keep the wild places wild and preserve our homes for our children and the generations to come. After reading his stimulating prose, it caused me to seek out new opportunities to get outside and enjoy this lovely place we all call home. I received this as an eBook from Dover Publications via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of the title. I did not receive any compensation from either company. The opinions expressed herein are completely my own.