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  2. Henry David Thoreau - Wikipedia

    Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher. A leading transcendentalist , [4] he is best known for his book Walden , a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay " Civil Disobedience " (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an ...

  3. Henry David Thoreau | Biography, Civil Disobedience, Walden,...

    Henry David Thoreau, (born July 12, 1817, Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.—died May 6, 1862, Concord), American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher renowned for having lived the doctrines of Transcendentalism as recorded in his masterwork, Walden (1854), and for having been a vigorous advocate of civil liberties, as evidenced in the essay ...

  4. Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an American philosopher, poet, environmental scientist, and political activist whose major work, Walden, draws upon each of these various identities in meditating upon the concrete problems of living in the world as a human being.He sought to revive a conception of philosophy as a way of life, not only a mode of reflective thought and discourse.

  5. Henry David Thoreau - Walden, Books & Life - Biography

    Henry David Thoreau began writing nature poetry in the 1840s, with poet Ralph Waldo Emerson as a mentor and friend. In 1845 he began his famous two-year stay on Walden Pond, which he wrote about ...

  6. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) | The Walden Woods Project

    Henry David Thoreau lived in the mid-nineteenth century during turbulent times in America. He said he was born 0n July 12, 1817, “in the nick of time” in Concord, Massachusetts, during the flowering of America when the transcendental movement was taking root and when the anti-slavery movement was rapidly gaining momentum.

  7. Henry David Thoreau | Poetry Foundation

    Henry David Thoreau is recognized as an important contributor to the American literary and philosophical movement known as New England transcendentalism. His essays, books, and poems weave together two central themes over the course of his intellectual career: nature and the conduct of life.

  8. TOP 25 QUOTES BY HENRY DAVID THOREAU (of 2776) | A-Z Quotes

    Thinking Of You, Thinking, Think For Yourself. 79 Copy quote. The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. Henry David Thoreau. Inspirational, Life, Motivational. Henry David Thoreau (2015). “Thoreau on Nature: Sage Words on Finding Harmony with the Natural World”, p.21, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

  9. Henry David Thoreau Quotes (Author of Walden) - Goodreads

    2278 quotes from Henry David Thoreau: 'I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.', 'Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.', and 'I went to the woods ...

  10. 11 Facts About Henry David Thoreau | Mental Floss

    You're probably mispronouncing Henry David Thoreau's name. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1817, David Henry Thoreau switched his first and middle names after graduating from Harvard. His legal...

  11. Walden, in full Walden; or, Life in the Woods, series of 18 essays by Henry David Thoreau, published in 1854. An important contribution to New England Transcendentalism, the book was a record of Thoreau’s experiment in simple living on the northern shore of Walden Pond in eastern Massachusetts (1845–47).