Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Walden

By Henry David Thoreau

  • Publication Date: 1862-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
4 Score: 4 (From 320 Ratings)

Book Summary

It details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. Along with his critique of the civilized world, Thoreau examines other issues afflicting man in society, ranging from economy and reading to solitude and higher laws. He also takes time to talk about the experience at Walden Pond itself, commenting on the animals and the way people treated him for living there, using those experiences to bring out his philosophical positions.

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Book Opinions

  • Read some place quiet

    4
    By GoneWorkin
    Got to really turn off all distractions to follow this book, but once you submerse yourself in it it is a very good read and amazing how we are still facing so many of the same problems today as we were in 1850.
  • 😒

    1
    By アフィヤ
    I love to read but honestly, Thoreau is majorly overrated. I'm only reading it because the outdated American education system demands me to.
  • Not an easy read

    5
    By Droceankiddd
    This isn't an easy read, but it's not friggin fight club. It's a classic, and a challenge, and it's worth it.
  • Worst book I've read

    1
    By Steelerfan102030
    I completely agree with Donald and BunnieKiller. I love books and I enjoy reading things most people don't. But this book was the worst book I have ever read.
  • GARBAGE!!!!!!

    5
    By Bunniekiller230
    If this review let you put zero stars .........I would. I had to read this book for school and it was the worst book I ever read.
  • Wow

    5
    By Supercalifragamegan
    I had to read an excerpt for ap course work and I loved it so I had to get the book!
  • Wow

    4
    By Tytytytytytyy
    What is this book abuot
  • Dead boring

    1
    By smigglebottom
    Go outside and stare at a tree for give hours instead, you'll thank me.
  • slow but amazing

    5
    By Ashtin2462
    it is a slow read, its unavoidably boring at times to get through, however it is absolutely life changing. This book is an amazing existential experience and is philosophically wonderful. Take the time, read the book, it's incredible.

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