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by Henry David Thoreau


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A meandering ode to the simple act and accomplished art of taking a walk. Profound and humorous, companionable and curmudgeonly. Walking, by America's first nature writer, is your personal and portable guide to the activity that, like no other, awakens the senses and soul to the 'absolute freedom and wildness' of nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486836485
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 09/18/2019
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817–62) was an essayist, poet, and philosopher as well as one of America's foremost nature writers. He lived most of his life in Concord, Massachusetts, and was a close friend and protégé of Transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden, a meditation on life in the woods, and Civil Disobedience, a polemic advocating dissent from unjust government, are his best-known works.

Date of Birth:

July 12, 1817

Date of Death:

May 6, 1862

Place of Birth:

Concord, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Concord, Massachusetts


Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837