Henry David Thoreau

American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, and philosopher
(July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)


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(Updated on 30/05/2016)



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  • Henry Hikes to Fitchburg (
    "Don Johnson's magical children's book is based on a passage in Walden, and Don has placed the entire book online.
    Small arrows connect the pages."



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Webquests :

  • Thoreau Webquest
    "Alone or with a partner, you will explore the ways in which Henry David Thoreau reflects the Transcendentalist emphasis on nature and initiates a long literary tradition of nature writing. Here you can see the growing emphasis on the American landscape and setting as an important focus for American writing."

  • American Writers: Emerson and Thoreau - a webquest
    "We're going on a quest back in time to visit two great American authors, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Along the way we will visit such places as Walden Pond, where Thoreau engaged in his infamous minimalist lifestyle which culminated in his masterpiece Walden, Emerson's house, and the historically rich town of Concord, Massachusetts. Through this quest, students will discover and gain insight into both the personal and public lives of these two great authors and how their individual lives and experiences shaped what is widely recognized as two of America's greatest literary voices."