Henry David Thoreau

“Henry David Thoreau, the naturalist, philosopher, and author of such classics as Walden (a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings) and “Civil Disobedience,” contributed a number of writings to The Atlantic in its early years. The month after his death from tuberculosis, in May 1862, the magazine published “Walking,” one of his most famous essays, which extolled the virtues of immersing oneself in nature and lamented the inevitable encroachment of private ownership upon the wilderness.” (credit)

“Walking” is an essay by Henry David Thoreau based on a lecture originally delivered at the Concord Lyceum on April 23, 1851. Within it, Thoreau carefully explores the important relationship between nature and [human]kind. Thoreau considered it to be one of his best works, and repeatedly rewrote it during the 1850s.” (credit)

Thoreau Walking PDF