Walden by Henry David Thoreau


Henry David Thoreau with John Updike (Contributor)

377 pages first pub 1854 (editions)

nonfiction classics nature philosophy inspiring reflective slow-paced


Originally published in 1854, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, is a vivid account of the time that Henry D. Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. It is one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. This n...

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reflective 90%
inspiring 50%
informative 40%
challenging 35%
relaxing 23%
adventurous 14%
hopeful 11%
emotional 5%
funny 3%
lighthearted 3%
mysterious 1%


slow 90%
medium 9%

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