Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
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Walden and Civil Disobedience
By Henry David Thoreau

Walden and Civil Disobedience

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Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

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Disdainful of America's booming commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods near Walden Pond. Walden, the account of his stay, 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 musings were often disturbed by his social conscience. Civil Disobedience, also included in this volume, expresses his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, and has influenced non-violent resistance movements worldwide. Both give a rewarding insight into a free-minded, principled and idiosyncratic man.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140390445
ISBN-10: 0140390448
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 133mm x 20mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A YANKEE IN CANADA is Henry Thoreau s description of his excursion into the French-Canadian province of Quebec in the fall of 1850. Although he later remarked that what he got by going to Canada was a cold, this book is fascinating account of the great American writer s culture shock experienced during his only international experience."

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » A few brief but unaltered excerpts, carefully placed in context by an introduction and with ellipses scrupulously indicated, touch on the activities of a year's cycle and give the young reader a first taste of this beloved 19th-century author's account of his solitary stay in a pond-side cabin. With their dramatic use of black combined with the subtle tones of nature, Sabuda's handsome linoleum-cut illustrations recall Tejima's work in wood; quietly reflecting Thoreau's own reverence for his surroundings, they are sure to attract readers. Whether such abridgments are worthwhile is always debatable, but this one is done with such sensibility to its source that it's worth consideration. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) was born in Concord, Massachusetts and educated at Harvard. He became a follower and a friend of Emerson, and described himself as a mystic and a transcendentalist. Although he published only two books in his lifetime, Walden (from which this book is taken) is regarded as a literary masterpeice and one of the most significant books of the 19th century.

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