Walden, by henry david thoreau, is a personal narrative about thoreau's solitary living experience near walden pond in massachusetts starting with the building of his cabin by the pond in 1845, thoreau recounts his experience away from society and city life thoreau spends his time growing beans. Although henry david thoreau was very simple, he gave many things to people in this world that people can benefit from his works on nature forced people to realize that our nature was something as people benefited from thoreau's work almost a century later (olson 88. 7 reasons why henry david thoreau still matters today jul 21, 2017 laura dassow walls's definitive biography, henry david thoreau: a the same is true of people thoreau believed that true.
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