While staying there, Thoreau pursued his philosophical interests while recording his experiences which he later published in his masterpiece ‘Walden’.
After having completed his experiment, Thoreau returned to Concord in 1847 and spent the later years primarily working on ‘Walden’ in order to publish it.
This invention improved upon graphite found in New Hampshire in 1821 by Charles Dunbar.
Later, Thoreau converted the factory to producing plumbago which was used to ink typesetting machines.
Thoreau's life can be seen as a direct critique of consumerism and the alienation from nature characteristic of modernity, while his writings anticipate issues later critiqued by phenomenology, pragmatism, and environmental thought in the second half of the twentieth century.
David Henry Thoreau was born to John and Cynthia Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts.An eminent writer with a noble persona, Thoreau intended to discover and spread the true meaning of life, a quest which his readers continue to embark on, through his revolutionary works.Works by this author published before January 1, 1924 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.In 1841, Thoreau was invited into the Emerson household, where he lived until 1843, working as Emerson's assistant, gardener, and all-around handyman.In 1843, he spent a few months in New York serving as a tutor to William Emerson's sons.Born to a poor family in Concord, Thoreau received his elementary education from the Concord Academy and graduated from Harvard University.Subsequently, he taught at school for some time while pursuing his love for literature and nature alongside.But his ugliness is of an honest and agreeable fashion, and becomes him much better than beauty." Thoreau studied at Harvard between 18, majoring in English.His grandfather had also gone to Harvard and Thoreau's older sister and brother made contributions to his school expenses from their teaching salaries.He did not keep his position long because he loathed the corporal punishment of students that was required of him by the school board.During 1837-1838, Thoreau worked in his father's pencil workshop which was located in their basement.