Thoreau Wasn’t A Righteous, Grumpy Old Recluse – He Was A Sensualist, An Activist, A Social Creature, And A Kitten Rescuer

Holland Cotter, who loved Thoreau in his youth and then fell away, visits an exhibit at the Morgan Library and discovers that the writer was attuned to and thrilled by sound and touch and taste, a devoted family man (though unmarried himself) whom children loved, and such a committed abolitionist that his family house was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

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