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Walden and civil disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau; Jonathan Levin
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Nobles Books, [2004], ©1983.
Series: Barnes & Nobles classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods by Walden Pond. Walden, the classic account of his stay there, conveys at once a naturalist's wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist's yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance. But even as Thoreau disentangled himself from worldly matters, his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry David Thoreau; Jonathan Levin
ISBN: 9781593081997 1593081995 0140390448 9780140390445
OCLC Number: 271474609
Description: 315 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Barnes & Nobles classics.
Other Titles: Walden.
Civil disobedience.
Responsibility: by Henry David Thoreau ; with an introduction and notes by Jonathan Levin.

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Disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods by Walden Pond. Walden, the classic account of his stay there, conveys at once a naturalist's wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist's yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance. But even as Thoreau disentangled himself from worldly matters, his solitary musings were often disturbed by his social conscience. 'Civil Disobedience', expressing his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, has influenced nonviolent resistance movements worldwide. Michael Meyer's introduction points out that Walden is not so much an autobiographical study as a 'shining example' of Transcendental individualism. So, too, 'Civil Disobedience' is less a call to political activism than a statement of Thoreau's insistence on living a life of principle.

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