The Portable Thoreau

The Portable Thoreau

by Henry David Thoreau, Jeffrey S. Cramer
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The Portable Thoreau 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a sixteen year old junior, I grasped 'Walden' in an attempt to escape to the true essentials in life. The hectic times of high school as well as trying to deal with a sudden move half-way across the country, 'Walden' helped sand down those tough places in my life. I would absolutely recommend Thoreau, or transcendentalism in general, to anyone in a similar situation.
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Skitch41 More than 1 year ago
This was a very difficult book for me to read as there was too much going on. Thoreau had a wandering mind as well as body, and that comes out quite well in this collection of his works. Unfortunately, I don't like that sort of writing. It always felt like he was rambling and would never stick to one topic. While this is an admirable quality it is also frustrating. There were some interesting parts in this book. I particularly liked aspects of "Civil Disobedience," the chapter in Walden on reading was riveting, and his "Life Without Principles," had some interesting thoughts. And, too be fair, I read through this rather quickly. But, this is a book only for philosophers and Thoreau/Transcendentalist scholars. Average readers should stick with "Civil Disobedience" and Walden.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Unitrian Universalist I thouroughly enjoyed this book. I recommend reading Civil Disobedience to anyone who wants to learn how to use non-violent methods to protest against war and any other injustices in our own country and around the world. Long Live Thoreau!