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Walden and Civil Disobedience (Riverside Editions, A125)

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Publisher Comments:

<p>In addition to pairing Thoreau&#039;s two famous works, this volume contains a large section entitled &quot;Contexts and Comments, &quot; which includes essays, letters, and excerpts contextualizing and further expanding on Thoreau&#039;s themes. Some of the world&#039;s most prominent humanitarians and authors have been influenced by and have responded to Thoreau&#039;s seminal works; this new edition features writings by Angelina Grimk&eacute;, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.</p>

Synopsis:

This volume is unique in relating Thoreau's famous essay on civil disobedience both to contemporary writings about passive resistance and to later work by Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Synopsis:

In addition to pairing Thoreau's two famous works, this volume contains a large section entitled "Contexts and Comments," which includes essays, letters, and excerpts contextualizing and further expanding on Thoreau's themes. Some of the world's most prominent humanitarians and authors have been influenced by and have responded to Thoreau's seminal works; this new edition features writings by Angelina Grimke, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [434]-439).

About the Author

Paul Lauter is the Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College. He has served as president of the American Studies Association and is a major figure in the revision of the American literary canon.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Text and Title of "Civil Disobedience" and the Text of Walden I. Civil Disobedience II. Walden 1. Economy 2. Where I Lived, and What I Lived For 3. Reading 4. Sounds 5. Solitude 6. Visitors 7. The Bean-Field 8. The Village 9. The Ponds 10. Baker Farm 11. Higher Laws 12. Brute Neighbors 13. House-Warming 14. Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors 15. Winter Animals 16. The Pond in Winter 17. Spring Conclusion III. Contexts and Comments Angelina E. Grimke, from "Appeal to the Christian Women of the South" (1836) William Whipper, from Speech Delivered at the First African Presbyterian Church (1837) William Lloyd Garrison, "Declaration of Sentiments" (1838) Orestes A. Brownson, from "The Labroring Classes" (1840) Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Man the Reformer" (1841) Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, from "Plan of the West Roxbury Community" (1842) Charles Lane and A. Bronson Alcott, from Letter to A. Brooke (1843) Henry Highland Garnet, "Address to the Slaves of the United States of America" (1843) George Ripley, "Life in Association" (1845) William Henry Channing, "To the Associationists of the United States" (1846) Louisa May Alcott, "Transcendental Wild Oats" (1873) Mary Wilkins Freman, "A Church Mouse" (1891) Leo Tolstoy, Letter to Dr. Eugen Heinrich Schmitt (n.d., c. 1895) Leo Tolstoy, "The Beginning of the End" John Albert Macy, "Thoreau" (1908) Mohandas K. Gandhi, A Selection from His Writings, 1919-1940 Martin Luther King, Jr., from Stride Toward Freedom (1958) Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Legacy of Creative Protest" (1962) Works Cited For Futher Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395980774
Editor:
Lauter, Paul
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Editor:
Lauter, Paul
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David(Henry David Thoreau)
Author:
Lauter
Author:
Lauter, Paul
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Civil disobedience
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Solitude
Subject:
Essays - Single Authors
Subject:
Walden Woods
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Thoreau, Henry David
Subject:
Thoreau, Henry David - Homes and haunts -
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Series:
Riverside Editions, A125
Series Volume:
106-152
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.26x5.56x.70 in. .98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume is unique in relating Thoreau's famous essay on civil disobedience both to contemporary writings about passive resistance and to later work by Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Synopsis" by , In addition to pairing Thoreau's two famous works, this volume contains a large section entitled "Contexts and Comments," which includes essays, letters, and excerpts contextualizing and further expanding on Thoreau's themes. Some of the world's most prominent humanitarians and authors have been influenced by and have responded to Thoreau's seminal works; this new edition features writings by Angelina Grimke, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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