- why it’s foolish to fully devote yourself to your work;
- how so-called “savages” actually have very advanced housing; and
- which of Thoreau’s Walden Pond visitors had a habit of crawling up his leg.
Walden Summary and Review
by Henry David Thoreau
Has Walden by Henry David Thoreau been sitting on your reading list? Pick up the key ideas in the book with this quick summary. Like many people, do you often feel drained from the hustle and bustle of city life? Do you sometimes find it easy to get frustrated by the noise, traffic, and rushing people surrounding you? Henry David Thoreau had certainly reached this point – and that was back in 1845! But rather than simply dealing with it like most people, Thoreau decided to do something about how he was feeling: he moved to the woods and settled into a home on the edge of a lake called Walden Pond. In this book summary, you’ll explore how Thoreau sustained himself while living at Walden Pond, and what he was able to learn about human nature while living a simple life surrounded by nature. Here, you’ll gain insight into both the practical and philosophical parts of Thoreau’s two years that he spent living a simple life, learning everything a quiet forest can teach you. In this summary of Walden by Henry David Thoreau, you’ll also discover