Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
(150th Anniversary) (Signet Classics)

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Naturalist and philosopher Thoreau's timeless essays on the role of humanity -- in the world of nature, and in society and government.


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• A chronology of the author's life and work

• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

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About Henry David Thoreau

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HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817–1862) was born in Concord, Massachusetts. The author of Walden, among other works, he became known for his extreme individualism, his preference for simple, austere living, and his revolt against the demands of society. JEFFREYS. CRAMER is curator of collections at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods. He is the editor of the award-winning Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition.
Published August 1, 2013 by Simon & Schuster. 204 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Equating sauntering with absolute freedom, Thoreau, whose “Walden” would be published three years later, ended his oration with eight words that in coming decades helped save the Maine woods, Cape Cod, Yosemite and other treasured American landscapes: “In wildness is the preservation of the world...

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But Thoreau had his friends in town, and those in nature included more than fish: crows perched on his shoulder, woodchucks came to his whistle, and a mouse living in the cabin with him liked the sound of his flute, or his Walden message: If the engine whistles, let it whistle till it is hoarse...

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