Henry David Thoreau
Biography of Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) (pronounced Thaw-roe) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist and historian. He is perhaps best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for an individual's responsibility in determining if their government's position is immoral or unjust. He was a contemporary and close friend of famous poet and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau Videos
Lectures describing Thoreau's views expressed in his book Walden and his essay Civil Disobedience.
- Lecture on Henry David Thoreau's Walden given by Professor Annette Woodlief at Virginia Commonwealth University
- Brief biography of Henry David Thoreau
- Historical description of Thoreau's experience at Walden Pond and how it influenced his book titled "Walden."
- Actor Mark Ruffalo reads Henry David Thoreau's 1849 essay, "Civil Disobedience."
- Excerpt from Thoreau's essay "Life without Principle"
- Collection of some of Thoreau’s most popular and thought provoking quotes
A lecture on Henry David Thoreau's Walden given by Professor Annette Woodlief at Virginia Commonwealth University
A brief biography of Henry David Thoreau.
A historical description of Thoreau’s experience at Walden Pond and how it influenced his book titled “Walden.”
Actor Mark Ruffalo reads Henry David Thoreau's 1849 essay, “Civil Disobedience.” Part of a reading of Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove) at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA on Feb 1, 2007.
An excerpt from Thoreau’s essay “Life without Principle”