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Walden: And on the Duty of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism, left his home town of Concord, Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a rough hut on the north-west... More > shore of Walden Pond. Walden is Thoreau's classic autobiographical account of this experiment in solitary living. This new edition of Walden traces the sources of Thoreau's reading and thinking and considers the author in the context of his birthplace and his sense of its history - social, economic and natural. In addition, an ecological appendix provides modern identifications of the myriad plants and animals to which Thoreau gave increasingly close attention as he became acclimatized to his life in the woods by Walden Pond.< Less
Walking By Henry David Thoreau
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What Is It About Wild Nature That Brings Out Our Best? Walking, or sometimes referred to as "The Wild", is a lecture by Henry David Thoreau first delivered at the Concord Lyceum on April... More > 23, 1851. Written between 1851 and 1860. Thoreau read the piece a total of ten times, more than any other of his lectures. "Walking" was first published as an essay in the Atlantic Monthly after his death in 1862. He considered it one of his seminal works, so much so, that he once wrote of the lecture, "I regard this as a sort of introduction to all that I may write hereafter." This is a Transcendental essay in which Thoreau talks about the importance of nature to mankind, and how people cannot survive without nature, physically, mentally, and spiritually, yet we seem to be spending more and more time entrenched by society. For Thoreau walking is a self-reflective spiritual act that occurs only when you are away from society. Get Your Copy Now.< Less
Walden By Henry D. Thoreau
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CONTENTS: Economy--Where I Lived, and What I Lived For--Reading--Sounds--Solitude--Visitors--Beanfield-- Village--Ponds--Baker Farm--Higher Laws--Brute Neighbors--House-Warming--Former Inhabitants;... More > and Winter Visitors--Winter Animals--Pond in Winter--Spring--Conclusion. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS: Walden Pond--Thoreau’s Cove--Placid Waters--Site of Thoreau’s House--Pitch Pine by Shore of Walden--Unitarian Church--A Glimpse of Walden--Concord Battle Ground--Where Thoreau’s Cabin Stood-- Railroad at East End of Pond--Emerson’s Home--Cartpath Near Thoreau’s Hut--Children in Woods by Pond--Concord Business Centre--A Winter Road Near Thoreau’s Cabin--In Woods Near Fair-Haven Hill--Concord River in Winter--Stony Shore--Flint’s Pond--White Pond--Swampy Lowland--Baker Farm--Fair-Haven Pond--Brister’s Spring--River Meadows--Brister’s Hill and Walden Highway--Icy Trees--Goose Pond in Winter--Icebound Pond--Walden Pond on a Winter Morning--Among Pines Bordering Pond--River Near Nine Acre Corner--Concord.< Less
Walking By Henry David Thoreau
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What Is It About Wild Nature That Brings Out Our Best? Walking, or sometimes referred to as "The Wild", is a lecture by Henry David Thoreau first delivered at the Concord Lyceum on April... More > 23, 1851. Written between 1851 and 1860. Thoreau read the piece a total of ten times, more than any other of his lectures. "Walking" was first published as an essay in the Atlantic Monthly after his death in 1862. He considered it one of his seminal works, so much so, that he once wrote of the lecture, "I regard this as a sort of introduction to all that I may write hereafter." Thoreau constantly reworked and revised the piece throughout the 1850s, calling the essay Walking. "Walking" is an important cannon in the transcendental movement that would lay the foundation for his best known work, Walden. Along with Ralph Waldo Emerson's Nature, and George Perkins Marsh's Man and Nature, it has become one of the most important essays in the environmental movement. Get Your Copy Now.< Less
Walden. By Henry David Thoreau
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Walden emphasizes the importance of solitude, contemplation, and closeness to nature in transcending the "desperate" existence that, he argues, is the lot of most people. The book is not a... More > traditional autobiography, but combines autobiography with a social critique of contemporary Western culture's consumerist and materialist attitudes and its distance from and destruction of nature. That the book is not simply a criticism of society, but also an attempt to engage creatively with the better aspects of contemporary culture, is suggested both by Thoreau's proximity to Concord society and by his admiration for classical literature. There are signs of ambiguity, or an attempt to see an alternative side of something common.< Less
Walden, or Life in the Woods By Henry David Thoreau
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Henry David Thoreau (12 July 1817 - 6 May 1862July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) What you are about to read or are considering to read is regarded as an American Classic. However, it is not counted... More > among the Great Books of the Western World. It took five years to sell the original 2000 copies of its first edition (1854). In the 1960’s this book had a surge of popularity among non-academics and the hippies and hippie communes. Today (2007, ten years before Thoreau‘s birth bicentennial) it has a standard placement on American recommended reading lists. Should you read this book?...only if you are taking some course where the teacher requires it. Furthermore, if you want a good grade on your book report you are going to have to pretend you like it. However, if you are intelligent and honest you will not be able to bring yourself to lie in this way, so your best option, if available, is never take a course with this book on the reading list as it is a sure sign that the teacher has poor judgment.< Less
Walden and Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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In 1846 Thoreau began an experiment, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and... More > not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. At Walden he learned how to live simply, to care for his daily needs, while also helping a runaway slave on his journey to freedom and being arrested for refusing to pay federal taxes. After the experiment ended in 1848 he delivered a passionate lecture on Civil Disobedience expressing the opinion that when the government's actions violate your conscience you have a duty to not support the injustice. The two works, Walden and Civil Disobedience are credited by Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr as impacting their work. Others that have cited Thoreau as a strong influence include Leo Tolstoy, President John F. Kennedy, Justice William O. Douglas, Ernest Hemingway, Upton Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis, and William Butler Yeats.< Less
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this,... More > which also I believe—"That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.< Less
Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. The... More > work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, and manual for self reliance.< Less
Walden, and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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WALDEN,and on the DUTY oF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Economy: 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... More > 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. This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format.< Less

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