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Thoreau, Henry David 1817-1862

Works: 4,310 works in 11,460 publications in 29 languages and 378,757 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Quotations  History  Controversial literature  Political fiction  Records and correspondence  Dictionaries 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Translator, Lyricist, Other, Creator, Contributor, Dedicatee, Originator, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree
Classifications: PS3048, B
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Walden and Civil disobedience : authoritative texts, background, reviews, and essays in criticism by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
1,242 editions published between 1191 and 2015 in 25 languages and held by 12,911 libraries worldwide
Philosopher, naturalist, poet and rugged individualist, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) has inspired generations of readers to think for themselves, to follow the dictates of their own conscience and to make an art of their lives. This representative sampling of his thought includes five of his most frequently cited and read essays: 'Civil Disobedience,' his most powerful and influential political essay, exalts the law of conscience over civil law
A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers ; Walden, or, Life in the woods ; The Maine woods ; Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
215 editions published between 1849 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,931 libraries worldwide
Henry David Thoreau wrote four full-length works, collected here in a single volume. Interweaving natural observation, personal experience, and historical lore, they reveal his brilliance not only as a writer, but as a naturalist, scholar, historian, poet, and philosopher. "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" is based on a boat trip taken with his brother from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire. "Walden" is at once a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, manual of self-reliance, and masterpiece of style. "The Maine Woods" and "Cape Cod" portray landscapes changing irreversibly even as he wrote. The first combines close observation of the unexplored Maine wilderness with a far-sighted plea for conservation; the second is a brilliant and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay
The Maine woods by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
138 editions published between 1864 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,456 libraries worldwide
The Maine Woods is a characteristically Thoreauvian book. A personal account of exploration, of exterior and interior discovery in a natural setting, conveyed in taut, workmanlike prose. Thoreau's evocative renderings of the life of the primitive forest--its mountains, waterways, fauna, flora, and inhabitants--are valuable in themselves. But his impassioned protest against despoilment in the name of commerce and sport, which even by the 1850s threatened to deprive Americans of the "tonic of wildness," makes The Maine Woods an especially vital book for our time. This edition presents Thoreau's fullest account of the wilderness as he intended it
Civil disobedience by Henry David Thoreau( file )
54 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,862 libraries worldwide
Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience in 1849. It argues the superiority of the individual conscience over acquiescence to government. Thoreau was inspired to write in response to slavery and the Mexican-American war. He believed that people could not be made agents of injustice if they were governed by their own consciences
Walking by Henry David Thoreau( file )
89 editions published between 1861 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,820 libraries worldwide
One of the best books by America's first nature writer. This book is the antidote to the cell phones, beepers, email, and hectic world we find ourselves in today
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
103 editions published between 1864 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,994 libraries worldwide
This is the story those who love to walk the length of lonely beaches, for Thoreau walks alone in this book
Collected poems by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
61 editions published between 1843 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,933 libraries worldwide
Thoreau's country : journey through a transformed landscape by David R Foster( file )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,833 libraries worldwide
Looks at how the land that Thoreau experienced in nineteenth-century New England has changed from open farm land to forrest
Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,804 libraries worldwide
Thoreau presents information about the "'unnoticed wild berry whose beauty annually lends a new charm to some wild walk, '" along with what "may be considered Thoreau's last will and testament, in which he protests our desecration of the landscape, reflects on the importance of preserving wild space 'for instruction and recreation, ' and envisions a new American scripture."--Jacket
Life without principle by Henry David Thoreau( file )
32 editions published between 1862 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,726 libraries worldwide
This essay is one the Thoreau's strongest judgements of America's constituted society. This goes along with the public address of "Slavery in Massachusetts" and his defense of John Brown
Faith in a seed : the dispersion of seeds, and other late natural history writings by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 1,624 libraries worldwide
Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, published here for the first time, draws on Darwin's theory of natural selection to describe plant ecology
"Wild apples" and other natural history essays by Henry David Thoreau( file )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,566 libraries worldwide
This volume of seven essays and a late lecture by Henry David Thoreau makes available important material written both before and after Walden . First appearing in the 1840s through the 1860s, the essays were written during a time of great change in Thoreau's environs, as the Massachusetts of his childhood became increasingly urbanized and industrialized. William Rossi's introduction puts the essays in the context of Thoreau's other major works, both chronologically and intellectually. Rossi also shows how these writings relate to Thoreau's life and career as both writer and naturalist: his readings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Darwin; his failed bid for commercial acceptance of his work; and his pivotal encounter with the utter wildness of the Maine woods. In the essays themselves, readers will see how Thoreau melded conventions of natural history writing with elements of two popular literary forms--travel writing and landscape writing--to explore concerns ranging from America's westward expansion to the figural dimensions of scientific facts and phenomena. Thoreau the thinker, observer, wanderer, and inquiring naturalist--all emerge in this distinctive composite picture of the economic, natural, and spiritual communities that left their marks on one of our most important early environmentalists
Collected essays and poems by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,553 libraries worldwide
A collection of essential writings features Thoreau's poetry and essays on nature, materialism, conformity, and politics; including such works as "Slavery in Massachusetts," "Civil Disobedience," "A Winter Walk," and "Life Without Principle."
Slavery in Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau( file )
8 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,478 libraries worldwide
A plea for Captain John Brown by Henry David Thoreau( file )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-slavery and reform papers by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
80 editions published between 1850 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,430 libraries worldwide
This collection of essays, published in 1866, features not only Thoreau's whimsical account of his 1850 trip to Canada but one of his most famous and influential essays, Civil Disobedience, as well as A Plea for Captain John Brown and Slavery in Massachusetts
The works of Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
38 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
Donated by the estate of Dr. Donald S. Moore
The portable Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
85 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
A collection of the most notable writings of Henry David Thoreau. Includes a biography and a chronology
Excursions by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
74 editions published between 1863 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
These nine essays, among Thoreau's most popular writings, grew out of his daily saunters around Concord, Massachusetts. Published only after his death, these early works document Thoreau's developing eye for natural description. Includes Walking," A Natural History of Massachusetts," A Winter Walk," Autumnal Tints," Wild Apples" and Night and Moonlight," among others
Reform papers by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Henry David Thoreau
So-lo 1817-1862
Sorō, Henrī Deividdo 1817-1862
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Thoreau, David Henry 1817-1862
Thoreau, H.D.
Thoreau, H. D. 1817-1862
Thoreau Henri David 1817-1862
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Thoreau, Henry D.
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Thoreau, Henry D. (Henry David), 1817-1862.
Thoreau, Henry David
Thoreaux, Henry D. 1817-1862
Thorō, Enry Deēvint 1817-1862
Toro, G.D. 1817-1862
Toro, Genri Devid 1817-1862
Toro, Henri Daṿid 1817-1862
Toro, Henri Dejvid 1817-1862
Toro, Henrijs Deivids 1817-1862
Toto, Genri Devid 1817-1862
Торо, Генри 1817-1862
Торо, Генри Дэвид 1817-1862
טהארא, הענרי דייוויד
טהארא, הענרי דײװיד
תורו, הנרי דוד
תורו, הנרי דוד 1817-1862
ثورو، هنرى، ١٨١٧-١٨٦٢
هنري ديفيد ثورو، 1817-1862
ソロー, H・D
ソロー, ヘンリー
ソロー, ヘンリー・D
ソロー, ヘンリー・デイヴィッド
ソロー ヘンリー・デイヴィッド 1817-1862
ソーロウ, H. D
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