Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was born and lived nearly all his life in Concord, Massachusetts, a small town about twenty miles west of Boston. He received his education at the public school in Concord and at the private Concord Academy. Proving to be a better scholar than his more fun-loving and popular elder brother John, he was sent to.
Walden Walden w l d n first published as Walden or, Life in the Woods is a book by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau.The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and to some degree a manual for self reliance. The Walden Woods Project The Walden Woods.