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Walden is the classic account of two years spent by Henry David Thoreau living at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. The story is detailed in its accounts of Thoreau's day-to-day activities, observations, and undertakings to survive out in the wilderness for two years. Thoreau's journal is an exquisite account of a man seeking a more simple life by living in harmony with nature. In today's fast-paced consumer-driven society, the austere lifestyle endorsed by Thoreau is as relevant and refreshing as ever.

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Walden is the classic account of two years spent by Henry David Thoreau living at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts.

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He spent time as a school teacher after attending Harvard College but was dismissed for his refusal to administer corporal punishment. In 1845, wanting to write his first book, he moved to Walden Pond and built his cabin on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was during his time at Walden that Thoreau was imprisoned briefly for not paying taxes; this experience became the basis for his well-known essay ""Civil Disobedience."" He died of tuberculosis in 1862 at the age of 44.
Foster received an MA in Theater from the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400106936
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Foster, Mel
Read:
Foster, Mel
Narrated:
Foster, Mel
Author:
Foster, Mel
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Authors, American -- 19th century.
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
720

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