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Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
     

Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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by Henry David Thoreau
 

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Written after he built and lived in a cabin off the shore of Walden Pond, Walden and Civil Disobedience chronicles Thoreau's experiences living a self-reliant life void of modern civilization s, and the government's, influence. Through this collection of essays, Thoreau rejects the notion that inner peace and contentment are attainable through outward advances such as

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Written after he built and lived in a cabin off the shore of Walden Pond, Walden and Civil Disobedience chronicles Thoreau's experiences living a self-reliant life void of modern civilization s, and the government's, influence. Through this collection of essays, Thoreau rejects the notion that inner peace and contentment are attainable through outward advances such as economic, technological, and territorial development. He provides, instead, the argument that rather than improve a man's life, such developments strip it of dynamism and even meaning.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015795134
Publisher:
BNN
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
969 KB

Meet the Author

Massachusetts native Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a leading member of the American Transcendentalist movement, whose faith in nature was tested while Thoreau lived in a homemade hut at Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847. While there, Thoreau worked on the two books published in his lifetime: Walden and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, Excursions, and other works were published posthumously.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 12, 1817
Date of Death:
May 6, 1862
Place of Birth:
Concord, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Concord, Massachusetts
Education:
Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

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