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Walden


  arguably one of the best-known non-fiction books in the US; Thoreau’s reflections upon living a simple life in a natural environment (1854)
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Strongly Associated with:   Henry David Thoreau
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Thoreau lived at Walden Pond (Ralph Waldo Emerson’s land) for over two years, but wrote the book as though all reflections occurred over a year, so that he could use the seasons as a kind of framework.

Thoreau wrote the book in first person. When asked about using the word "I" so much, he responded:  "I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well."

Flesch-Kincaid Readability Index: 12.6 (suitable for someone at standard reading level in or above 12th grade)
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Walden , Henry David Thoreau [7] , Heart of Darkness [5] , The Catcher in the Rye [6] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , The Old Man and the Sea [8] , Don Quixote de la Mancha [4] , Sherlock Holmes [4] , Henry James [6] , Samuel Johnson [6] , David Copperfield [7] , Ralph Waldo Emerson [7] , The Hound of the Baskervilles [7] , Candide [8] , Franz Kafka [8] , Rabindranath Tagore [9]
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