Walden

Henry David THOREAU (1817 - 1862)

Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. Along with his critique of the civilized world, Thoreau examines other issues afflicting man in society, ranging from economy and reading to solitude and higher laws. He also takes time to talk about the experience at Walden Pond itself, commenting on the animals and the way people treated him for living there, using those experiences to bring out his philosophical positions. This extended commentary on nature has often been interpreted as a strong statement to the natural religion that transcendentalists like Thoreau and Emerson were preaching. (Description amended from Wikipedia).

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Nature, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1, Part 1 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 02 Chapter 1, Part 2 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 03 Chapter 1, Part 3 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 04 Chapter 1, Part 4 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 05 Chapter 1, Part 5 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 06 Chapter 2, Part 1 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 07 Chapter 2, Part 2 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 08 Chapter 3 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 09 Chapter 4 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 10 Chapter 5 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 11 Chapter 6 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 12 Chapter 7 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 13 Chapter 8 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 14 Chapter 9 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 15 Chapter 10 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 16 Chapter 11 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 17 Chapter 12 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 18 Chapter 13 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 19 Chapter 14 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 20 Chapter 15 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 21 Chapter 16 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 22 Chapter 17 Gord Mackenzie
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Play 23 Chapter 18 Gord Mackenzie
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