Laura Dassow Walls, <i>Thoreau: A Life</i>


  • Linda Holt Southern New Hampshire University



Henry David Thoreau, book review


Laura Dassow Walls, Thoreau: A Life (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017), 640pp., $35.00 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-226-34469-0.

Author Biography

Linda Holt, Southern New Hampshire University

Linda Holt is an independent scholar, Graduate Faculty Mentor, Curriculum Leader, and Capstone Coordinator for Thomas Edison State College (TESC), Trenton, N.J., and Undergraduate Humanities Adjunct Faculty (COCE) with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Manchester, N.H. Conduct research, publish, and/or have special interest in: Fine Arts, Music, Comparative Spirituality, Eastern Spiritual Traditions and Practices,Mysticism in Western Europe (especially women's spirituality), the Role of Nature in Spirituality, Meister Eckhart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Henry David Thoreau.


Gordon, Charlotte. 2015. Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley (New York: Random House).

Thoreau, Henry David. 1899. Walden: or, Life in the Woods (New York: T.Y. Crowell & Co.).

———. 1906. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Bradford Torrey, ed.; Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co.).

———. 2009. The Journal of Henry David Thoreau: 1837–1861 (ed. Damion Searls; New York: New York Review).




How to Cite

Holt, L. (2018). Laura Dassow Walls, <i>Thoreau: A Life</i>. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 12(2), 236–239.



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