Henry David Thoreau

(born David Henry Thoreau; July 12, 1817 � May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.
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"He was bred to no profession; he never married; he lived alone; he never went to church; he never voted; he refused to pay a tax to the State; he ate no flesh; he drank no wine; he never knew the use of tobacco; and though a naturalist, he used neither trap nor gun. He chose, wisely no doubt for himself, to be the bachelor of thought and Nature.... No truer American existed than Thoreau." Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Thoreau Reader
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
Thoreau Society: Established in 1941
Thoreau Farm | Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau
The Walden Woods Project
Walden Pond State Reservation
Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts
American Transcendentalism Web - Henry David Thoreau
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau : The Poetry Foundation
Henry David Thoreau | biography - American writer | Encyclopedia Britannica
SparkNotes: Walden

Walden Pond by Philip Greenspun