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Title: Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau
  • 1817-1862

  • Born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Was known to be eccentric as a childdidnt
    like to follow rules
  • His mother convinced him to pursue an education
  • Thoreau attended Concord Academy, then Harvard

  • After graduating from Harvard, he became a
  • His objection to corporal punishment forced him
    to quit his first teaching job
  • He then opened a school with his brother John in
    Concord, but they had to close it down when John
    became ill

  • 1842, Thoreau moved into the house of Ralph Waldo
  • He lived there for two years and performed odd
    jobs to pay for his room and board
  • Thoreau was fascinated with Emersons
    Transcendentalist beliefs

  • Thoreau became immersed in the Transcendentalist
    lifestylehe quit teaching, refused to pursue
    another career and dedicated himself to testing
    the Transcendentalist philosophy
  • For two years he lived alone in a cabin he built
    himself at Walden Pond outside of Concord
  • His experiences there are captured in Walden
    which is considered his masterpiece
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