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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.  - Henry David Thoreau

re-thinking Thoreau

Henry david thoreau essays transcendentalism quotes Home Transcendentalism Ralph Waldo Emerson Henry David Thoreau Others in the Circle. Up Thoreau: Biography Thoreau: Images Thoreau: Works Thoreau: Analysis

A Poet of the Great War:  Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (1893-1918) was an English poet and soldier. He is regarded by many as the leading poet of "the Great War". His work is shocking and realistic with its focus upon the horrors of trench warfare and gas attacks.

A Poet of the Great War: Wilfred Owen

A Poet of the Great War: Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was an English poet and soldier. He is regarded by many as the leading poet of "the Great War". His work is shocking and realistic with its focus upon the horrors of trench warfare and gas attacks.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

Robert Louis Stevenson – was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher,  historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Henry David Thoreau – was an American author, poet, philosopher, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden. A lot of people like his writing.

Author JD Salinger reads from his novel "The Catcher in the Rye"… (San Diego Historical Society / Getty Images)

J.D. Salinger: Outgrowing J.D. Salinger

Salinger poses for a portrait as he reads from his classic American novel “The Catcher in the Rye” on November in Brooklyn, San Diego Historical Society

Tolstoy, author of two of the greatest books ever written: ANNA KARENINA and…

Tolstoy, author of two of the greatest books ever written: ANNA KARENINA and WAR PEACE. The film versions simply cannot do the books justice.

Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870. British. Genre: Literature. A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities.

Charles Dickens is the REAL Father of Christmas: How the author defined our festive spirit

Charles Dickens, London, ca.1850 [565 × 758] • In my mind I always picture Dickens as a chubby short man. Nothing is further from the truth!

Charles Dickens ca.1850

A striking Charles Dickens (author of 'A Christmas Carol') is photographed circa 1850 in London in his late

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