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Walden or Life in the Woods was written during Henry David Thoreaus stay at Walden Pond an excursion that lasted over two years It was here that Thoreau conducted his experiment with life I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what it had to teach and not when I came to die discover that I had not lived Thoreau 835Walden or Life in the Woods is a well-known book admired for its meaning The thing that was so enticing about this story was the knowing of its development When I wrote the following pages or rather the bulk of them I lived alone in the woods a mile from any neighbor in a house which I had built myself on the shore of Walden Pond in Concord Massachusetts and earned my living by the labor of my hands only I lived there two years and two months 788-799These words began Thoreaus story of his experiment of simple living at Walden Pond a sixty-two acre body of water in Concord Massachusetts Thoreau chose to build a cabin on land belonging to his close friend Ralph Waldo Emerson On this land Thoreau wrote a series of eighteen essays and journals describing Thoreaus idealistic creed as affected by and expressed in his life at the Pond Hart 797-798 Most of what Thoreau writes about is based on his first year living by the pond Things such as his night in jail trip to Mount Katahdin and scientific studies of the second year he only touches upon Each day Thoreau would come up with new thoughts and feelings He used his mind and listened to his heart to write Walden therefore every word meant something Thoreau was very strong in his believing that we should live for ourselves He believes that we should do things our way rather than
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