Walden - Henry David Thoreau Essay - 1354 Words
“Walden” by Thoreau, a Satirical criticism Essay …
J.M. Dent & Sons, 1927. FIRST EDITION, thus, eighth printing. Everyman's Library edition, special library binding, good condition, with minimal ex-libris markings, decorated endpapers. Printed in Great Britain. An attractive Everyman's Library edition of Thoreau's classic essay on his life at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. 294 pages.
Walden Essay | Walden | Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau's refusal to be buttonholed is characteristic of this "wild child" of the American Transcendentalists. The – proto-hippies, you might say – were a group of writers and thinkers based in Concord, Massachusetts, in the mid-19th century. The leader of the pack was actually Thoreau's pal , who happened to loan him the land by Walden Pond where Thoreau would ultimately commence his personal experiment. Emerson expressed his Transcendentalist philosophy in famous essays like (1836) and "" (1841), where he promoted such values as individualism, freedom from conformity, and nature as a source of spiritual renewal for mankind.