Henry David Thoreau's Grave
Fittingly simple and straightforward, this plain grave in Concord's Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, is a symbol of Henry David Thoreau's life.
 

 

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Thoreau's Grave, Concord MA

Close friend and protegé of Emerson, older friend of Louisa May Alcott, he was part of the extraordinary flowering of literary and philosophical genius in Concord during the mid-1800s.

Like so many others of his time, Thoreau died of tuberculosis.

Emerson and Alcott were renowned in their own time. Thoreau was not, but his fame, like theirs, endures and even grows.

(See also the Walden in Winter Photo Gallery.)

 

 

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau