I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Original title page of Walden featuring a picture drawn by Thoreau's sister Sophia.
|Author||Henry David Thoreau|
|Original title||Walden; or, Life in the Woods|
|Published||August 9, 1854 (Ticknor and Fields: Boston)|