A compendium of the very best of the writings of author, poet and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, along with several excellent historical biographies, noteworthy analyses and criticisms of his work and thought, complemented by an overview of the most influential among his contemporaries within the American Transcendentalism movement which was prevalent in and around Concord, Massachusetts in the mid-19th century — plus many digital downloads for enthusiasts and fans around the world!
Who was Henry Thoreau?
For those new to Thoreau, enjoy Ann Woodlief’s short introduction to the man, his life, and his most influential writings.
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Thoreau’s first book, originally published in 1849.
Or, Life in the Woods
Thoreau’s most profound and important work, and one of the preeminent documents of the American Transcendentalism movement, first published in 1854.
The Maine Woods
Thoreau’s account of his journeys through the wilderness of Maine in the 1840s and ’50s, first published posthumously as a collection in 1864.
Thoreau’s account of his journeys to Cape Cod in the late-1840s and ’50s, first published posthumously as a collection in 1865.
A Yankee in Canada
Thoreau’s account of his journey to the region of Montreal and Quebec City in 1850, first published posthumously as a collection (along with a number of his essays) in 1866.
Essays & Lectures
A selection of Thoreau’s best essays and lectures on the subjects of nature, anti-slavery and reform, and various other subjects.
A selection of 30 of Thoreau’s best poems.
Beyond the Writings
Various biographies of Thoreau, old and new.
Analysis & Criticism
Examinations of Thoreau’s writings and philosophies.
An overview of the most influential of Thoreau’s contemporaries within the American Transcendentalism movement, including:
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rev. William Ellery Channing
Amos Bronson Alcott
Christopher Pearse Cranch
with a special nod to
Sing along with Henry! All about Thoreau’s favourite song (with downloadable sheet music so you can sing and play it, too!).
A free 4-volume series of ebooks!
A free digital font family based on Thoreau’s own handwriting!
Free wallpapers/backgrounds for your home computer or mobile device!