Humanities › Literature Must Reads If You Like 'Walden' Share Flipboard Email Print Literature Classic Literature Top Picks Lists Authors & Texts Study Guides Terms Best Sellers Plays & Drama Poetry Quotations Shakespeare Short Stories Children's Books By Esther Lombardi Literature Expert M.A., English Literature, California State University - Sacramento B.A., English, California State University - Sacramento Esther Lombardi, M.A., is a journalist who has covered books and literature for over twenty years. our editorial process Esther Lombardi Updated January 02, 2020 Walden is one of the most famous works in American literature. In this nonfiction work, Henry David Thoreau offers his perception of his time at Walden Pond. This essay includes beautiful passages about the seasons, the animals, the neighbors, and other philosophical renderings of life on Walden Pond (and humanity in general). If you enjoy Walden, you may enjoy these other works. 01 of 04 On the Road - Jack Kerouac Penguin On the Road is a novel by Jack Kerouac, published in April 1951. Kerouac's work follows his road trips, exploring America in search of meaning. His experiences on the road take us on a roller-coaster ride of the highs and lows of the American culture. 02 of 04 Nature and Selected Essays - Ralph Waldo Emerson Penguin Nature and Selected Essays is a collection of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ralph Waldo Emerson's works are often compared with Walden. 03 of 04 Leaves of Grass: A Norton Critical Edition - Walt Whitman W.W. Norton & Company This critical edition of Leaves of Grass includes essays from Walt Whitman, along with the complete collection of his poetry. Leaves of Grass has been compared with Walden and the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Not only is Leaves of Grass an essential reading selection in American literature, but the work offers poetic interpretations of nature. 04 of 04 Robert Frost's Poems St. Martin's Press Robert Frost's Poems includes some of the most famous American poetry: "Birches," "Mending Wall," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Two Tramps at Mudtime," "Choose Something Like a Star," and "The Gift Outright." This collection features more than 100 poems that celebrate nature and the human condition.