In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the town for the country. Beside the lake of Walden, he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged one of the great classics of American literature, a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that he saw as the main impulses of mid-19th century America
Publisher: New York, Watts [n.d.]
Branch Call Number: LP 818 Tho
Characteristics: 440 p
From Library Staff
A beautiful manifesto for why we choose sustainable living from the original American voice of self-sufficiency.
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