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4.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry David Thoreau Narrator: Nick Bulka Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781518925658
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Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 5/21/2011

    " Maybe not all of it's true but all of it's definitely beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebeca | 5/18/2011

    " After opening the cover to read the first few lines of the book, I found myself reading page 8 before I looked up to catch my breath! It's safe to say that as soon as i'm done with this book, i'll be treating myself to some Emerson! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 5/14/2011

    " Read book for a class, then read it again for myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 5/4/2011

    " Read about half of Walden while I was hiking the John Muir Trail. It was perfect for that setting. I'd like to finish it someday. Perhaps when I'm out on another adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 4/21/2011

    " In this edition, Harding provides marginal notes to explain various references in the text, such as people and places that Thoreau mentions, Biblical allusions, or unfamiliar terminology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy Ramsay | 4/11/2011

    " Maybe a little difficult to read but this is pure gold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mervi | 4/10/2011

    " I read the Finnish translation of the Walden. Surprisingly current thoughts, though some of them where quite amusing, because they were way too critical. Can´t help thinking of; what if people would have lived differently the past 100 years or so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 4/9/2011

    " A life changing book if you're young enough and you read it your last free summer. "

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About the Author
Author Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an American essayist, naturalist, philosopher, and poet. Born at Concord, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard, he began his career as a teacher. Through his older friend and neighbor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, he became a part of the Transcendentalist circle and one of that group’s most eloquent spokespersons. He is best known for his book, Walden, and his essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.”