Thoreau, Henry David. Walden; or, Life in the Woods. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1995. 216 pp. Paperback.
"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."
Henry David Thoreau
"Where I Lived and What I Lived For"
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