Walden and Civil Disobedience

Walden and Civil Disobedience

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Disdainful of America's booming commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods near Walden Pond. Walden, the account of his stay, conveys at once a naturalist's wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist's yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance. But even as Thoreau disentangled himself from worldly matters, his musings were often disturbed by his social conscience. Civil Disobedience, also included in this volume, expresses his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, and has influenced non-violent resistance movements worldwide. Both give a rewarding insight into a free-minded, principled and idiosyncratic man.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 133 x 198 x 20mm | 308g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0140390448
  • 9780140390445
  • 130,393

Table of contents

Walden and Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau Introduction by Michael MeyerSuggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts
Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
The Bean-Field
The Village
The Ponds
Baker Farm
Higher Laws
Brute Neighbors
Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors
Winter Animals
The Pond in Winter
"Civil Disobedience"
Notes for Walden
Notes for "Civil Disobedience"
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About Henry Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) was born in Concord, Massachusetts and educated at Harvard. He became a follower and a friend of Emerson, and described himself as a mystic and a transcendentalist. Although he published only two books in his lifetime, Walden (from which this book is taken) is regarded as a literary masterpeice and one of the most significant books of the 19th century.
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