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Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788188951451

ISBN-10 8188951455


Number of Pages 271 Pages
Language (English)


idualism and self-sufficiency, and a simple lifestyle. Though the author chooses to live in isolation for two years, he is not averse to human society. He often entertains visitors to his house and sometimes visits his friends in the nearby town. He also takes care to stress that at the time of the book's publication, he is back in town and living among other people. The time he spent near the Walden Pond was an experiment to demonstrate the ideas he believed in. About Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau was an American author, naturalist, abolitionist and transcendentalist. Other works by this author include A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, A Walk to Wachusett, Slavery in Massachusetts, The First and Last Journeys of Thoreau, The Fall of the Leaf, and Wild Apples: The History of the Apple Tree. Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1817. He opposed slavery and was an abolitionist. His friendship with Ralph Waldo Emerson greatly influenced his views and his writing. His famous essay, Civil Disobedience, later inspired leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi in their protest against injustice and oppression. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 44.