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Walden and Civil Disobedience (Barnes & Noble Classics)

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Henry David Thoreau was a sturdy individualist and a lover of nature. In March, 1845, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived until September 1847. Walden is Thoreaus autobiograophical account of his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience is the classic protest against government's interference with individual liberty, and is considered one of the most famous essays ever written. This newly repackaged edition also includes a selection of Thoreau's poetry.
 

Jonathan Levin is Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Literature and Culture at SUNY-Purchase. His research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture, modernism and modernity, and environmental studies. He is the author of The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, and American Literary Modernism, as well as numerous essays and reviews.

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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." That quintessential American--rebel, philosopher, farmer, and, perhaps most profoundly, robust liver of life--Henry David Thoreau continues to inspire us to live in accordance with nature as well as our intellect, to improve our neighbors by bettering ourselves, to seek truth above all things, and to accept nothing handed down by a government, or any system, before questioning it first.

Synopsis:

Henry David Thoreau was a sturdy individualist and a lover of nature. In March, 1845, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived until September 1847. "Walden" is Thoreaus autobiograophical account of his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. "On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" is the classic protest against government's interference with individual liberty, and is considered one of the most famous essays ever written. This newly repackaged edition also includes a selection of Thoreau's poetry.

About the Author

Jonathan Levin is Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Literature and Culture at SUNY-Purchase. His research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture, modernism and modernity, and environmental studies. He is the author of The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, and American Literary Modernism, as well as numerous essays and reviews.

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ISBN:
9781593082086
Introduction:
Levin, Jonathan
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Introduction by:
Levin, Jonathan
Introduction:
Levin, Jonathan
Author:
Levin, Jonathan
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
LITERATURE - ESSAYS TRD PB
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 0.88 in

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"Synopsis" by , "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." That quintessential American--rebel, philosopher, farmer, and, perhaps most profoundly, robust liver of life--Henry David Thoreau continues to inspire us to live in accordance with nature as well as our intellect, to improve our neighbors by bettering ourselves, to seek truth above all things, and to accept nothing handed down by a government, or any system, before questioning it first.
"Synopsis" by , Henry David Thoreau was a sturdy individualist and a lover of nature. In March, 1845, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived until September 1847. "Walden" is Thoreaus autobiograophical account of his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. "On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" is the classic protest against government's interference with individual liberty, and is considered one of the most famous essays ever written. This newly repackaged edition also includes a selection of Thoreau's poetry.
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