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Walden

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In addition to pairing Thoreau's two famous works, this volume contains a large section entitled "Contexts and Comments," which includes essays, letters, and excerpts contextualizing and further expanding on Thoreau's themes. Some of the world's most prominent humanitarians and authors have been influenced by and have responded to Thoreau's seminal works; this new edition features writings by Angelina Grimk, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Walden and Civil Disobedience

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Walden is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. It details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development. By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period. Civil Disobedience is an essay by Thoreau. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War. Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi was impressed by Thoreau's arguments. American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was also influenced by this essay.

Walden And On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience Extended Edition By Henry David Thoreau

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Resistance to Civil Government, called Civil Disobedience for short, is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the MexicanAmerican War (18461848).-EXTENDED CONTENTBook IntroductionBook BackgroundBook Summary

Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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Published in 1854 by transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau, Walden depicts Thoreau's experience living an entirely self-sufficient life in a small cabin he built himself by Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau seeks to demonstrate how easy it is to acquire all of life's necessities by living simply and rejecting the rat-race of competing for material possessions. This way of living liberates the individual to pursue what Thoreau believes should be our primary aims in life: personal growth and cultivating a spiritual connection with nature. 8.5x11'' Matte Cover Large Print

Walden Civil Disobedience and Other Writings

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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In addition to the texts of 'Walden' and 'Civil Disobedience', this revised and expanded 'Norton Critical Edition' reprints the increasingly important works 'Slavery in Massachusetts', 'Walking' and 'Wild Apples'. All texts are accompanied by annotations.

Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again. I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent. Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like. Others have been curious to learn what portion of my income I devoted to charitable purposes; and some, who have large families, how many poor children I maintained. I will therefore ask those of my readers who feel no particular interest in me to pardon me if I undertake to answer some of these questions in this book. In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. Moreover, I, on my side, require of every writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has heard of other men's lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me. Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students. As for the rest of my readers, they will accept such portions as apply to them. I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits.

Walden and Civil Disobedience Annotated

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This Edition of Walden and Civil Disobedience is the Original 1854 Edition and Is Annotated. Henry David Thoreau is very well known for his book, Walden, which was published in 1854. Thoreau was born as David Henry Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts on July 12, 1817. His parents were John Thoreau, who was a pencil maker, and Cynthia Dunbar. He had three siblings: an older sister named Helen, an older brother named John Jr. and a younger sister named Sophia. Thoreau was originally named after his uncle David. After college, he changed his name to Henry David, although he didn't petition for a formal name change. His maternal grandfather, Asa Dunbar led the Butter Rebellion at Harvard College in 1766. Thoreau attended college at Harvard from 1833 until 1837. After he graduated in 1837, he worked at a Concord public school and quit only a few weeks after he started because he didn't want to take part in corporal punishment to the students. 1938, Thoreau and his brother John opened a school. At their school, the children's education included nature walks. In 1942, the school closed because Thoreau's brother John cut himself while shaving and contracted tetanus. John died shortly after, in Henry's arms.

Walden and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

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Walden and Civil Disobedience Authoritative Texts Background Reviews and Essays in Criticism Edited by Owen Thomas

Author : Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862. Civil Disobedience. 1966)
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Walden Illustrated

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Walden and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development.

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience and Walden

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Raising his voice against the mass slavery that ensued with the Industrial era, Thoreau has penned this brilliant work. Combining the wisdom of the antiquity with his own intellectual precept, he deals with the problems of the new age and comes up with universal solutions. He further expounds on the duty of every citizen to safeguard his rights and the benefit of the country.

Walden Civil Disobedience Slavery in Massachusetts

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Walden + Civil Disobedience + Slavery in Massachusetts” contains 3 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Walden is a book written by Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development. Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War. Slavery in Massachusetts" is an 1854 essay based on a speech he gave at an anti-slavery rally at Framingham, Massachusetts, on July 4, 1854, after the re-enslavement in Boston, Massachusetts of fugitive slave Anthony Burns. Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, historian and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

WALDEN CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE by Henry David Thoreau Illustrated

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Resistance to Civil Government, called Civil Disobedience for short, is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

Walden

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Henry David Thoreau was an American philosopher, author, poet, abolitionist, and naturalist. He was famous for his essay, "Civil Disobedience", and his book, Walden. He believed in individual conscience and nonviolent acts of political resistance to protest unfair laws. Moreover, he valued the importance of observing nature, being individual, and living in a simple life by his own values. His writings later influenced the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. In "Civil Disobedience" and Walden, he advocated individual nonviolent resistance to the unjust state and reflected his simple living in the nature.

Henry David Thoreau Walden on the Duty of Civil Disobedience and Walking

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Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience", an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Walden and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

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Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and-to some degree-a manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, Walden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau used this time (July 4, 1845 - September 6, 1847) to write his first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849). The experience later inspired Walden, in which Thoreau compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development. The book can be seen as performance art, a demonstration of how easy it can be to acquire the four necessities of life. Once acquired, he believed people should then focus their efforts on personal growth.

Walden and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience Annotated

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-The purpose of realizing this historical context is to approach the understanding of a historical epoch from the elements provided by the text. Hence the importance of placing the document in context. It is necessary to unravel what its author or authors have said, how it has been said, when, why and where, always relating it to its historical moment.Challenge, rebellion and resistance have been present, since ancient times, both in the creation of myths of humanity, from the biblical accounts of Genesis with Eve at the head, through Greco-Latin mythology (Prometheus), literary works ( Antigone, Lysistrata); even in history since the beginning of ancient Egypt, in the Middle Ages or Modernity. Of course, this story does not stay in the distant times but it crosses, with many examples, all the latitudes and geographies where human beings have been creating civilization.Disobeying established truths, challenging the powerful, rebelling against injustices, resisting domination, protesting arbitrariness, exploring beyond the limits set, transgressing the social order and many more similar actions have not only been an important part of our history but an art, without which it is difficult to imagine human progress.

Walden Life in the Woods and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his pencil-manufacturing business and began building a cabin on the shore of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. This lyrical yet practical-minded book is at once a record of the 26 months Thoreau spent in withdrawal from society - an account of the daily minutiae of building, planting, hunting, cooking, and, always, observing nature - and a declaration of independence from the oppressive mores of the world he left behind. Elegant, witty, and quietly searching, Walden remains the most persuasive American argument for simplicity of life clarity of conscience.

Walden Or Life in the Woods

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Discusses his philosophy of life and observations of nature written while spending two years in a cabin on Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts.

The Variorum Walden

Author : Henry David Thoreau
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