Walden: On The Duty of Civil Disobedience

Walden: On The Duty of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

Walden - On The Duty of Civil Disobedience

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By Henry David Thoreau

Walden which was first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau.

The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self

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Walden - On The Duty of Civil Disobedience

BRAND NEW EDITION

By Henry David Thoreau

Walden which was first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods is an American book written by noted transcendentalist 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 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.

As Thoreau made clear in his book, his cabin was not in wilderness but at the edge of town, about two miles (3 km) from his family home.

Contents

Economy
Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
Reading
Sounds
Solitude
Visitors
The Bean-Field
The Village
The Ponds
Baker Farm
Higher Laws
Brute Neighbors
House-Warming
Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors
Winter Animals
The Pond in Winter
Spring
Conclusion

ON THE DUTY OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490548296
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/27/2013
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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