Resources

Click these links find out more about Thoreau’s life, his works, his ideas, his context, and his continuing influence in the world. This is by no means a complete list of Thoreau resources, but it’s a good way to start exploring his world.

The life of Thoreau:

Brief biography

Timeline of Thoreau’s life

Obituaries written after Thoreau’s death in 1862

Thoreau at 200: Essays and Reassessments. Editors: Kristen Case and Kevin Van Anglen. Publication date September 2016

The Concord Museum’s Henry David Thoreau Collection

The Thoreau Log: A Digital Documentary Life of Henry D. Thoreau

Wood, David F.  An Observant Eye: The Thoreau Collection at the Concord Museum.  Concord: Concord Museum, 2006

The writings of Thoreau

Collected Works of Henry David Thoreau (Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906)

Walden: A Fluid-Text Edition (Digital Thoreau)

The Readers’ Thoreau (Digital Thoreau)

Did Henry really say that?

An ever-growing collection of Thoreau misquotations and quotations misattributed to Thoreau

Thoreau on Civil Disobedience:

Wesley Mott on the essay “Resistance to Civil Government,” better known as “Civil Disobedience”

Thoreau on Nature and the Environment:

“Thoreau and the Environment” by Helen Bowdoin

Recent Publications:

Thoreau and the Language of Trees by Richard Higgins