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  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (18 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463701438
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463701437
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.2 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 444,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, and philosopher, who is best known for his works Waldena treatise about living in concert with the natural worldand Civil Disobedience, in which he espoused the need to morally resist the actions of an unjust state. Thoreau s work heavily reflects the ideologies of the American transcendentalists, and he has long been considered a leading figure in the movement along with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott, and, at first, Nathaniel Hawthorne (who changed his views later in life). In addition to his writing, which totaled more than twenty volumes, Thoreau was an active abolitionist, and lectured regularly against the Fugitive Slave Law. Thoreau died in 1862, and is buried along with Louisa May Alcott, Ellery Channing, and other notable Americans in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts.


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Walking is quite a short ruminative work, about the benefits and experiences that can be found through walking in nature. Like most writings by Thoreau, it is as intensely meandering and digressive as walking itself. For modern audiences I think his style is a mixed blessing, sometimes profound and insightful, sometimes puffed up and pontificating. Thoreau does a lot of the latter, giving us his opinions at great length sometimes on the cultural, moral and ecological downsides of the US industrialised economy then in its infancy.

He often wanders so far off topic you really do lose track with what he's on about, or what his central theme or point is. Though some of his thoughts that emerge along the way do still have the ring of truth about them. He is the archetypal romantic idealist, urging humanity to get back in touch with the earth. In our post-industrial world this strikes a quaint and elitist note, which isn't going to be much help to most of us living a crowded urban life style. Strangely I can see why he can be adopted by both the left and right wing of US politics. He's not averse to strident tub thumping about moral decadence whilst at the same time espousing an alternative simple lifestyle stripped of the clutter of capitalism. Depends how selectively you read him, I guess.
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Not my cup of tea I'm afraid. Rambles on a lot (excuse the pun) and to be honest I found it very nondescript. Still, each to his own, and it was free on Kindle.

At least it was quite short so I didn't waste to much time on it. Time that would have been better spent going for a walk!
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Deep yet simple thoughts about nature and what is important in life. An easy yet satisfying read rich in concepts which still resound today.
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a rambling wander through the mind of a rambler
Actually a fascinating book, wanders everywhere following thoughts and exploring them before returning to the main theme - could be a confusing /annoying style for some
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I found it both captivating and engrossing
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Makes me want to go for a long walk in the countryside. Unfortunately for me I live in East London...
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