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Thoreau, Henry David Syllabification: Tho·reau, Henry David
Pronunciation: /THəˈrō/ /THôˈrō/ /ˈTHôrō/

Definition of Thoreau, Henry David in English:

( 1817–62), US essayist and poet. A key proponent of transcendentalism, he is best known for Walden, or Life in the Woods (1854), an account of a two-year experiment in self-sufficiency. His essay on civil disobedience (1849) influenced Mahatma Gandhi’s policy of passive resistance.

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