This beautiful illustrated gift edition of the great American classic celebrates its 150th anniversary. In July 1845, Henry David Thoreau built a small cottage in the woods near Walden Pond, Massachusetts. During the two years spent there, he began to write Walden, his most important work, a chronicle of his communion with nature that became one of the most influential and compelling books in Western literature.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) is one of the most beloved figures in American literature. He is the author of dozens of books and essays, including "On Civil Disobedience, The Maine Woods, "and "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. "