Walden

Walden: Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Summary – Chapter Three ‘Reading’ The beginning of this chapter expounds the virtues of learning Latin and Greek to read the Classics. Thoreau describes the written word as ‘the choicest of relics’ and says there is ‘no wonder that Alexander carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions in a precious casket’. Books …

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Walden: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Summary – Chapter Two ‘Where I Lived, and What I Lived For’ In his imagination, he has ‘bought all the farms in succession’ that he has surveyed. He came close to owning the Hollowell place until the owners changed their minds. He was attracted to it because it is about two miles from …

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Walden: Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Summary – Chapter One ‘Economy’ This work is written in the first person and in this first paragraph Thoreau explains how he wrote the ‘bulk’ of these pages when he lived in the woods, ‘a mile from any neighbour, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, …

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Walden: Summary

Chapter 1 Summary – Chapter One ‘Economy’ This work is written in the first person and in this first paragraph Thoreau explains how he wrote the ‘bulk’ of these pages when he lived in the woods, ‘a mile from any neighbour, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, …

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