Walden And On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

Walden And On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau
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Walden And On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden. He was deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay. He was a strong abolitionist and his belief in a philosophy of civil disobedience influenced the political thoughts and actions of such later figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. This spiritual autobiography of a practical record his life at the Walden Pond Retreat, his detailed observations of nature, and his comments on the world's problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438526638
Publisher: Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/08/2009
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.55(d)

About 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.

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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