Walden and Civil Disobedience

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Expressing his disdain for the increasingly commercial America of the 19th century, ‘Walden’ is Thoreau’s classic account of his life of solitude in the woods near Walden Pond. In ‘Civil Disobedience’, he expresses his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, which have influenced many nonviolent resistance movements.

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Disdainful of America’s booming commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods near Walden Pond. Walden, the account of his stay, conveys at once a naturalist’s wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist’s yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance. But even as Thoreau disentangled himself from worldly matters, his musings were often disturbed by his social conscience. Civil Disobedience, also included in this volume, expresses his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, and has influenced non-violent resistance movements worldwide. Both give a rewarding insight into a free-minded, principled and idiosyncratic man.

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Weight 0.249 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 1.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

431

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

818.303 (edition:22)

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General – Trade / Code: K