Walking

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Henry David Thoreau

Narrated By: Chris Masterson

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 1 hours 29 minutes

Summary:

This was originally a lecture given by Thoreau in 1851 at the Concord lyceum titled "The Wild" . He revised it before his death and it was included as part of the June 1862 edition of Atlantic Monthly. This essay appears, on the surface, to be simply expounding the qualities of Nature and man's place therein. Through this medium he not only touches those subjects, but with the implications of such a respect for nature, or lack thereof. (Summary by Chris Masterson)

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  • Kristen Copham

    Love these meditations on walking from an old master of the pen. It's a reminder of days gone by when endless fences, highways and no trespassing signs on everybody's property were a only a dream of the future. It makes me wonder what the future will hold and provides a multi-layered glimpse of what was given up for the conveniences and hurried lifestyle we now enjoy. The narrator was easy on the ears, although sometimes a little halting - understandable given that we don't say "Methinks" or "perchance" any more!