Henry David Thoreau

Standard Name: Thoreau, Henry David


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Cultural formation Willa Muir
In opposition to the Calvinist teaching about predestination which she had grown up with, WM came to believe in what she called True Love. For Calvinist Scots, she writes, Jesus died to save onlythe...
death Margaret Fuller
The trip, undertaken for financial reasons in addition to the political difficulty of two well-known Republicans remaining in Italy, was ill-starred from the beginning. It was initially delayed for weeks, the captain died soon after...
Friends, Associates Louisa May Alcott
LMA was a friend of, among others, Frances Hodgson Burnett , Ralph Waldo Emerson , who helped her family manage their financial difficulties, and Henry David Thoreau , who taught science to her and her...
Friends, Associates Margaret Fuller
MF 's circle of friends and associates included many of the of the pre-eminent thinkers and writers of her day. She maintained a vision of friendship that demanded total loyalty and sought integrity, sensitivity, and...
Friends, Associates Mary Howitt
They became close to a young friend met in Rome, Margaret Foley , a sculptor from New England, who took up summer residence in the same spot. Visitors to their house in Rome included...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Wright
According to scholar Kenneth Walter Cameron , the influence of this work reached Lydia Maria Child , and through her to Emerson and perhaps Thoreau .
Cameron, Kenneth Walter, and Lydia Maria Child. “Genesis and Backgrounds of Mrs. Child’s <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Philothea</span&gt”;. Philothea, Trancendental Books, pp. 1-4.
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Intertextuality and Influence Agnes Maule Machar
Roland Graeme, Knight incorporates wide-ranging allusions to figures such as Goethe , Dickens , Browning , Ruskin , Thoreau , Tennyson , Carlyle , and Handel . Critic Carole Gerson compares it to earlier nineteenth-century...
Literary responses Laura Riding
She considered this book one of the two prime achievements of her writing life.
Friedmann, Elizabeth. A Mannered Grace. Persea Books.
It was the last volume that she published containing all new material. It was listed by the National Book League
Literary responses Louisa May Alcott
A recent surge of interest has produced (as well as John Matteson 's and Eve LaPlante 's studies of LAM and her father and her mother) a monograph by Harriet Reisin , 2009; a study...
Residence Margiad Evans
This holiday was perfect, she wrote, from the first moment (though if the money would have stretched she would have liked to get to New England instead, because of her feeling for Thoreau ).
Evans, Margiad. The Old and the Young. Seren.
Wealth and Poverty Sara Maitland
SM espouses an anti-materialism influenced by Thoreau . She has a washing machine and a car, but no television, radio, newspaper subscription, microwave, or central heating. She spent five pouds on clothes during 2003, and...


12 July 1817: Henry David Thoreau, essayist and naturalist,...

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12 July 1817

Henry David Thoreau , essayist and naturalist, was born in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.

22 October 1837: Henry David Thoreau, aged twenty, began keeping...

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22 October 1837

Henry David Thoreau , aged twenty, began keeping a diary. In twenty-five years it extended to forty-seven volumes.

1849: Henry David Thoreau published the first edition...

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Henry David Thoreau published the first edition of his studyCivil Disobedience as Resistance to Civil Government in Aesthetic Papers.

9 August 1854: Henry David Thoreau published Walden, or...

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9 August 1854

Henry David Thoreau published Walden, or Life in the Woods.

1 April 1857: Herman Melville's last novel, The Confidence-Man:...

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1 April 1857

Herman Melville 's last novel, The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, appeared.

6 May 1862: Diarist, essayist and naturalist Henry David...

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6 May 1862

Diarist, essayist and naturalist Henry David Thoreau died in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.


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