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Walden, Version 2

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

1. Economy (Part 1)
2. Economy (Part 2)
3. Economy (Part 3)
4. Economy (Part 4)
5. Economy (Part 5)
6. Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
7. Reading
8. Sounds
9. Solitude
10. Visitors
11. The Bean-Field
12. The Village
13. The Ponds
14. Baker Farm
15. Higher Laws
16. Brute Neighbors
17. House-Warming
18. Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors
19. Winter Animals
20. The Pond In Winter
21. Spring
22. Conclusion

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    Summary

    Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development.

    Reviews

    AMULYA

    - Wonderful narration

    Great story and great narration.

    Brock

    - Walden

    Wow, this book is awful! The entire contents are just a whiny guy's pseudo philosophical ramblings about life. At least the story is narrated well.

    amazing narrator!

    Smitha899

    - John

    Immigration ...the time to read or check out the content or sites we have linked to below the... eebcgekedegeagcf

    Zakir Hussain

    - Walden

    Very sweet voice. I love a lot to listen again and again.

    Randy

    - Publish Date

    Have always wanted to read this Classic. 3/4 of the way through, I'm enjoying HDT's insight and reflections about nature and economy, birds, beans, berries, neighbors, trains, visitors and living of the land. I do hope that someone can correct the synopsis above to reflect 1854 as the publishing date for Walden. As stated, "1884" is well after HDT passed away.

    Hemendra Singh Deopa

    - Walden

    Very beautifully narrated. I loved it. His voice sounds so real and so close like you can have a conversation with him while listening to each word of Walden. For me it's like music.

    Anelle

    - Walden

    Excellent reader. I can imagine Thoreau himself reading it the same way. The reader accurately portrays the sarcasm and natural inflections in the work.

    Emma

    I love the Reader's Voice.

    Ayse

    I keep coming back to this. Well read!