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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
Civil Disobedience By Henry .D Thoreau
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The classic essay on government, abolitionism and the responsibility of all to stand up against evil. Written in the Quikscript alphabet.
Classic Collections III By Gary Brandt
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There is a vast library of public domain books and articles on the Internet and in other places for works of antiquity or other works whose copyright has expired. OTE Press is creating a set of books... More > under the title CLASSIC COLLECTIONS which will reprint these books. The purpose of the reprinting is for convenience only, in that it is still much nicer to have a printed and bound document rather than trying to read a book from the screen of a computerized device. These books are offered for sale to anyone who also appreciates that convenience.< Less
Walk With Nature By Mariah Agee
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For those who love the feeling of being completely surrounded by nature while simultaneously getting lost in poetry, the words of talented nature writers are a sanctuary. This collection provides... More > this solace, bringing with it selected works of names such as John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and Richard Jefferies. Take a break from the stresses of everyday life to Walk With Nature.< Less
Walk With Nature By Mariah Agee
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For those who love the feeling of being completely surrounded by nature while simultaneously getting lost in poetry, the words of talented nature writers are a sanctuary. This collection provides... More > this solace, bringing with it selected works of names such as John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and Richard Jefferies. Take a break from the stresses of everyday life to Walk With Nature.< Less

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