Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 171
ISBN: 1660237890
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." -Henry Thoreau ; Walden Walden is a book by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and--to some degree--a manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, Walden 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. The book can be seen as performance art, a demonstration of how easy it can be to acquire the four necessities of life. Once acquired, he believed people should then focus their efforts on personal growth. 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. Also included in this edition is Thoreau's essay, Civil Disobedience. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. True Classics that Belong on Every Bookshelf!

Walden and Civil Disobedience

Walden and Civil Disobedience
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1945644192
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Release: 2016-10-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Henry David Thoreau's masterwork Walden and Civil Disobedience is a collection of his reflections on life and society. Noted transcendentalist Thoreau wrote Walden as a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. Civil Disobedience was cited by both Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. as influential in their drive to create positive change through nonviolent means. Thoreau's essay is just as applicable today as people search for their own role in making society better.

Walden Or Life in the Woods

Walden Or Life in the Woods
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 305
ISBN: 0451529456
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Release: 2004-08-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Thoreau's sojourn in the wilderness

Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 47
ISBN: 9781681955575
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Release: 2016-03-17
Editor: Xist Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Book that Transformed America “Friendship is first, Friendship last. But it is equally impossible to forget our Friends, and to make them answer to our ideal.”- Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau Civil Disobedience was Thoreau's first published book and continues to transform American discourse. It is unusual for its symbolism and structure, its criticism of Christian institutions, and its many-layered storytelling. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

The Variorum Walden

The Variorum Walden
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 323
ISBN: OCLC:816288036
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Walden and Civil Disobedience

Walden and Civil Disobedience
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781451686364
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Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP Naturalist and philosopher Thoreau's timeless essays on the role of humanity -- in the world of nature, and in society and government. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

Walden and Civil Disobedience Collins Classics

Walden and Civil Disobedience  Collins Classics
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780007502745
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Release: 2013-01-03
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

Civil Disobedience Illustrated

Civil Disobedience Illustrated
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9798747634664
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Release: 2021-05-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Resistance to Civil Government, called Civil Disobedience for short, is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).

Walden Civil Disobedience and Other Writings

Walden  Civil Disobedience  and Other Writings
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 672
ISBN: UOM:39015074222475
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Release: 2008
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In addition to the texts of 'Walden' and 'Civil Disobedience', this revised and expanded 'Norton Critical Edition' reprints the increasingly important works 'Slavery in Massachusetts', 'Walking' and 'Wild Apples'. All texts are accompanied by annotations.

Walden and Civil Disobedience

Walden  and Civil Disobedience
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 424
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003274953
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Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Walden

Walden
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0030093201
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Release: 1948
Editor: Harcourt College Pub
Language: en

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Two of Thoreau's classic essays on simple living and on protesting against government's interference with individual liberty, plus a selection of his poetry.

Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781465615282
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Release: 2020-09-28
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again. I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent. Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like. Others have been curious to learn what portion of my income I devoted to charitable purposes; and some, who have large families, how many poor children I maintained. I will therefore ask those of my readers who feel no particular interest in me to pardon me if I undertake to answer some of these questions in this book. In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. Moreover, I, on my side, require of every writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has heard of other men's lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me. Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students. As for the rest of my readers, they will accept such portions as apply to them. I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits.

Walden and Other Writings

Walden and Other Writings
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780553900774
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Release: 2004-10-26
Editor: Bantam Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With their call for "simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!”, for self-honesty, and for harmony with nature, the writings of Henry David Thoreau are perhaps the most influential philosophical works in all American literature. The selections in this volume represent Thoreau at his best. Included in their entirety are Walden, his indisputable masterpiece, and his two great arguments for nonconformity, Civil Disobedience and Life Without Principle. A lifetime of brilliant observation of nature--and of himself--is recorded in selections from A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers, Cape Cod, The Maine Woods and The Journal.

Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Walden  and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 216
ISBN: 180060484X
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Release: 2020-06-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Do you want to read Walden and Civil Disobedience? If so then keep reading... In 1845, Thoreau moved to a cabin that he built with his own hands along the shores of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Shedding the trivial ties that he felt bound much of humanity, Thoreau reaped from the land both physically and mentally, and pursued truth in the quiet of nature. In Walden, he explains how separating oneself from the world of men can truly awaken the sleeping self. Thoreau holds fast to the notion that you have not truly existed until you adopt such a lifestyle-and only then can you reenter society, as an enlightened being. What are you waiting for Walden and Civil Disobedience is one click away, select the "Buy Now" button in the top right corner NOW!

Walden

Walden
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1989814441
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Release: 2020-01-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Do you want to read Walden and Civil Disobedience? If so then keep reading... In 1845, Thoreau moved to a cabin that he built with his own hands along the shores of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Shedding the trivial ties that he felt bound much of humanity, Thoreau reaped from the land both physically and mentally and pursued truth in the quiet of nature. In Walden, he explains how separating oneself from the world of men can truly awaken the sleeping self. Thoreau holds fast to the notion that you have not truly existed until you adopt such a lifestyle--and only then can you reenter society, as an enlightened being. What are you waiting for Walden and Civil Disobedience is one click away, select the "Buy Now" button in the top right corner NOW!

Walden

Walden
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 357
ISBN: UOM:39015031909602
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Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Life Without Principle

Life Without Principle
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 38
ISBN: UOM:39015080471215
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Release: 1905
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Where I Lived and What I Lived For

Where I Lived  and What I Lived For
Author: Henry Thoreau
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780141964294
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Release: 2005-08-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Thoreau's account of his solitary and self-sufficient home in the New England woods remains an inspiration to the environmental movement - a call to his fellow men to abandon their striving, materialistic existences of 'quiet desperation' for a simple life within their means, finding spiritual truth through awareness of the sheer beauty of their surroundings.

Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Walden  and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781467732451
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Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: First Avenue Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In these two American literary classics, Henry David Thoreau offers readers his experiences and thoughts on how to live a more fulfilling life and stand up for what is right. Having spent two years living in solitude at Walden Pond, he stresses the importance of a quiet, reflective life and the rewards of a nonmaterialistic existence in Walden. His essay "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" discusses his belief in nonviolent protests against an unjust government--in particular, he attacks the US government's approval of slavery and support for the Mexican-American War. These unabridged versions were first published in 1854 and 1849, respectively, but their ideas are timeless.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 415
ISBN: NYPL:33433074827639
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Release: 1873
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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