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Walden; or life in the woods (ENG)

Format: Paperback | 326 pagesDimensions: 12 x 18 cmPublication date: Aug 2019Publication City: Santiago de ChileLanguage: EnglishISBN: 978-956-09373-0-8

Price: $10.000 chilean peso | $14.01 USD

Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. He began writing nature poetry in the 1840s, with poet Ralph Waldo Emerson as a mentor and friend. In 1845, Thoreau built a small home for himself on Walden Pond, on property owned by Emerson. He spent more than two years there. Seeking a simpler type of life, Thoreau flipped the standard routine of the times. He experimented with working as little as possible rather than engage in the pattern of six days on with one day off. Sometimes Thoreau worked as a land surveyor or in the pencil factory. He felt that this new approach helped him avoid the misery he saw around him. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," Thoreau once wrote.He also became known for his beliefs in Transcendentalism and civil disobedience, and was a dedicated abolitionist.

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