Walden; a story of life in the woods (1900) PDF ebook by Henry David Thoreau
Walden is a book by American transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is a part of a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, a voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance.
Walden 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. Thoreau used this time (July 4, 1845 – September 6, 1847) to write his first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849).