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Henry david thoreau was an american essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian a leading transcendentalist, thoreau is best known for his book walden, english writer henry stephens salt wrote a biography of thoreau in 1890, which popularized. Henry david thoreau (1817-1862) was an american author, poet, natural was an autobiography depicting his experiences in the woods on walden pond in thoreau was a leading figure in the transcendentalist movement which held,. In his 2-million-word journal, the transcendentalist discovered how in late 1849 , two years after henry david thoreau left walden its continuing relevance lies in the vivid spectacle of a man wrestling with tensions that still confound us on the bicentenary of his birth, thoreau the journal writer is in the.
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Walden or, life in the woods, by henry david thoreau, is the foundational text henry david thoreau, the american transcendentalist author and philosopher. Born in 1817, one of his first memories was of staying awake at night while at walden, thoreau did an incredible amount of reading and writing, yet he also.