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Walden and Civil Disobedience

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ISBN-10: 0534522068

ISBN-13: 9780534522063

Edition: 2005

Authors: Henry David Thoreau

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A discourse on appreciating nature and discovering personal identity, Henry David Thoreau wrote WALDEN, after retreating to a small cabin the woods near Walden Pond. Promoting individual thought, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE reveals what is still considered essential American political thought.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
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…    

Introduction
Chronology of Henry David Thoreau's Life and Work
Historical Context of Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Walden or, Life in the Woods
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
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Poems
Sic Vita
Winter Memories
To the Maiden in the East
Smoke
Mist
Inspiration
Notes
Interpretive Notes
Critical Excerpts
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for the Interested Reader