A sketch of Thoreau by Daniel Ricketson, “H. D. Thoreau returning to his Shanty from Concord,” circa 1855 (Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum)

Reading Thoreau’s Gait by Brent Ranalli

Brent Ranalli tells us what we know about the way Thoreau walked, and what his sauntering style tells us about the man himself.