Definition of Thoreau, Henry David in English:

Share this entry

Thoreau, Henry David

Pronunciation: /THəˈrō/ /THôˈrō/ /ˈTHôrō/
(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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.