Walden and Civil Disobedience

Walden and Civil Disobedience


Introduction by: Michael Meyer

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Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140390445
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Walden and Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau Introduction by Michael Meyer

Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts
Walden
Economy
Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
Reading
Sounds
Solitude
Visitors
The Bean-Field
The Village
The Ponds
Baker Farm
Higher Laws
Brute Neighbors
House-Warming
Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors
Winter Animals
The Pond in Winter
Spring
Conclusion
“Civil Disobedience”
Notes for Walden
Notes for “Civil Disobedience”

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