In July 1845, Henry David Thoreau built a small cottage in the woods near Walden Pond, Massachusetts. During the two years spend there, he began to write 'Walden', his most important work, a chronicle of his communion with nature that became one of the most influential books in Western literature.
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Henry Thoreau's Walden is one of the most influential books in early American literature. It recounts the author's experiences living in a small house in the woods around Walden Pond in Massachusetts in the 1840s. His attempt to live independently and away from society produced a work that blends natural history with philosophical insights, and which raises questions that are still relevant today.With an Afterword by Sam Gilpin.