What Are the Principles of Walden by Thoreau?

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Pond image by Adam from Fotolia.com jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a06/fe/vo/principles-walden-thoreau_-1.1-800X800.jpg'); }); Walden is a semi-autobiography of the author's attempt to return to nature. "Walden" is a literary work by the American writer Henry David Thoreau. Published in 1854, it is partly an autobiography of the two years Thoreau spent living in a cabin on Walden Pond in Massachusetts, and partly a critique of the ills of American society as he perceived them. His main principles in "Walden" are revealed in his writing about the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution and the notion of material progress; the need for a simple, self-sufficient life in close communion with nature; and the quest for a Transcendental spirituality that allows the higher aspects of human nature to flourish. The Industrial Revolution Thoreau had witnessed many changes in his society as the result of ... more
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