Walden - Classics Club Author:Henry David Thoreau A Great American Classic by the man who dared to live his own way ...unhurried, unworried, filled with joy and satisfaction. — Have you ever felt "fed up" with the break-neck pace and fierce competition of modern life? Have you ever longed foe the peace, quietude and happiness of living alone, in a lovely woods? Here, then, is a volume ... more »you'll cherish forever -- the spell-binding account of how one man did live just such a life foe more than two years.
While his fellow men burdened themselves with the cares of the world, trying to contort their every idea and talent into financial gain, Henry David Thoreau did just the opposite. This man, had he wished, could have become "America's Graphite King". Instead, he turned his back on society and wealth -- and made himself infinitely richer in spirit, mind and body.
Thoreau began his idyll by borrowing an axe from a friend, and going into the woods near Concord, Massachusetts, to build himself a cabin overlooking Walden Pond. two years and two months later, he returned the axe sharper than when he'd borrowed it!
Walden is Thoreau's account of his time at the Pond; working, reading, observing, reflecting, writing. it is a work of noble simplicity, a volume you'll wish you could have written yourself -- about a life unhurried, unworried, leisurely, productive of solid satisfactions of working with one's hands, or growing things from the earth. it is a book to stir the dreamer in every man or woman harried or harassed by a hectic world.
Little wonder that Walden is a "Bible" for busy people all over the world! -- or that a famous war correspondent carried a copy with him to the battlefronts of three continents.
Read Thoreau today, as part of your design for happier living tomorrow. Let these chapters, at the close of a day of turmoil, soothe and quiet you. Let these wise reflections bring you rest and release from the mental and physical stresses of life... give you a truer picture of things in their real proportions.
Let these pure, simple words bring you peace.« less