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Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

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ISBN-10: 0486275639

ISBN-13: 9780486275635

Edition: 1993 (Reprint)

Authors: Henry David Thoreau

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Philosopher, naturalist and rugged individualist, Thoreau has inspired generations of readers to think for themselves and to find meaning and beauty in nature. This representative sampling includes five of his most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" (1863), "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1869) and "Walking" (1862). Reprinted from standard editions.
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Book details

List price: $3.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/20/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

In September 1842, Nathaniel Hawthorne noted this social encounter in his journal: "Mr. Thorow dined with us yesterday. He is a singular character---a young man with much of wild original nature still remaining in him; and so far as he is sophisticated, it is in a way and method of his own. He is as ugly as sin, long-nosed, queer-mouthed, and with uncouth and somewhat rustic, although courteous manners, corresponding very well with such an exterior. But his ugliness is of an honest and agreeable fashion, and becomes him much better than beauty. On the whole, I find him a healthy and wholesome man to know." Most responses to Thoreau are as ambiguously respectful as was Hawthorne's. Thoreau…