Civil Disobedience, Solitude and Life Without Principle

Civil Disobedience, Solitude and Life Without Principle

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by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573922021

ISBN-13: 9781573922029

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) championed the belief that people of conscience were at liberty to follow their own opinion. In these selections from his writings, we see Thoreau the individualist and opponent of injustice. "Civil Disobedience" (1849), composed following Thoreau's imprisonment for refusing to pay his taxes in protest against slavery and the Mexican

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Overview

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) championed the belief that people of conscience were at liberty to follow their own opinion. In these selections from his writings, we see Thoreau the individualist and opponent of injustice. "Civil Disobedience" (1849), composed following Thoreau's imprisonment for refusing to pay his taxes in protest against slavery and the Mexican War, is an eloquent declaration of the principles that make revolution inevitable in times of political dishonor. "Solitude," from his masterpiece, Walden (1854), poetically describes Thoreau's oneness with nature and the companionship solitude offers to those who want to be rid of the travails of the world to discover themselves. "Life without Principle" (posthumously published 1863) decries the way in which excessive devotion to business and money coarsens the fabric of society: in merely making a living, the meaning of life gets lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573922029
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Literary Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
90
Sales rank:
1,152,697
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Civil Disobedience11
Solitude47
Life Without Principle61

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