Henry David Thoreau Coffee Mug
The Henry David Thoreau coffee mug captures the author’s views on how to live a fun fake “off the grid” lifestyle. The famous transcendentalist philosopher wrote his book “Walden Pond” after spending a year living in a cabin in Massachusetts.
Contrary to popular belief, this was not a book on thoughts related to minimalism and a good life. Instead, it was a manifesto on glamping – Henry David Thoreau was the original instagram glamper.
“My mom did my laundry when I was at Walden Pond”
-Henry David Thoreau
The Story Behind Walden Pond
Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He met Ralph Waldo Emmerson after returning from college, and began writing a series of essays, articles, and other writings which aligned with the growing transcendentalist movement of the times. He had strong views against abolitionism, and believed in the inherent good of human begins, as opposed to the ills of society.
One of his most favorite books is “Walden Pond”, which describes his time living in a log cabin next to a pond in rural Massachusetts. Many modern readers believe that the books is about the value of self-reliance and living a minimalist life.
However, Henry David Thoreau had his mom do his laundry the entire time he lived in the cabin. He would show up in town to eat sandwiches all the time. He was basically the 19th century version of a glamper, and probably would have bought an airstream trailer if he lived in modern times.
- White ceramic
- 11 oz (0.33 l)
- Rounded corners
- Lead and BPA-free
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