Walden and Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664096

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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A transcendentalist classic on social responsibility and a manifesto that inspired modern protest movements Critical of 19th-century America’s booming commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau moved to a small cabin in the woods of Concord, Massachusetts in 1845. Walden, the account of his stay near Walden Pond, conveys at once a naturalist’s wonder at the commonplace and a transcendentalist’s yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance. But Thoreau's embrace of solitude and simplicity did not entail a withdrawal from social and political matters. Civil Disobedience, also included in this volume, expresses his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, and has influenced resistance movements worldwide. Both give rewarding insight into a free-minded, principled and idiosyncratic life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Walden

And, Civil Disobedience : Complete Texts with Introduction, Historical Contexts, Critical Essays

Author: Henry David Thoreau,Paul Lauter

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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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 Grimk, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Walden

Author: N.A

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780807014233

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 312

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The classic chronicle of a communion with nature at Walden Pond offers a message of living simply and in harmony with nature
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Walden (Illustrated)

and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 2765901902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 8218

Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development.
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Walden and Civil Disobedience

Author: David Thoreau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983803932

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Page: 260

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In 1845, Thoreau moved to a cabin that he built with his own hands along the shores of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Shedding the trivial ties that he felt bound much of humanity, Thoreau reaped from the land both physically and mentally, and pursued truth in the quiet of nature. In Walden, he explains how separating oneself from the world of men can truly awaken the sleeping self. Thoreau holds fast to the notion that you have not truly existed until you adopt such a lifestyle-and only then can you reenter society, as an enlightened being. These simple but profound musings-as well as "Civil Disobedience," his protest against the government's interference with civil liberty-have inspired many to embrace his philosophy of individualism and love of nature. More than a century and a half later, his message is more timely than ever.
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Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience (English French Edition illustrated)

Walden ou la vie dans les bois (Anglais Français édition illustré)

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372518

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 443

Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance...Le livre raconte la vie que Thoreau a passée dans une cabane pendant deux ans, deux mois et deux jours, dans la forêt appartenant à son ami et mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, jouxtant l'étang de Walden (Walden Pond), non loin de ses amis et de sa famille qui résidaient à Concord, dans le Massachusetts.
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Walden oder Leben in den Wäldern

Author: Henry D. Thoreau

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845701382

Category: History

Page: 376

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"Ich zog in die Wälder, weil ich den Wunsch hatte, mit Überlegung zu leben, alle Wirkenskraft und Samen zu schauen und zu ergründen, ob ich nicht lernen könnte, was ich lehren sollte, um beim Sterben vor der Entdeckung bewahrt zu bleiben, daß ich nicht gelebt hatte." Thoreau beschreibt in seinem Buch die zwei Jahre, die er allein in einer selbstgebauten Blockhütte am Waldteich "Walden" in Massachusetts verbringt. Er beschreibt sein Leben in den Wäldern, das einfache Leben und wie er sich durch den Anbau von Gemüse und Getreide und durch den Fischfang selbst versorgt und wie er die Natur für sich wahrnimmt. Für ihn ist es der Versuch, ein Leben zu führen, das ihm dem eigentlichen und wirklichen Leben näher bringt. Überarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1905.
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Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience (illustrated)

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 163537250X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8755

Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance.
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Walden, and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1467732451

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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In these two American literary classics, Henry David Thoreau offers readers his experiences and thoughts on how to live a more fulfilling life and stand up for what is right. Having spent two years living in solitude at Walden Pond, he stresses the importance of a quiet, reflective life and the rewards of a nonmaterialistic existence in Walden. His essay "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" discusses his belief in nonviolent protests against an unjust government--in particular, he attacks the US government's approval of slavery and support for the Mexican-American War. These unabridged versions were first published in 1854 and 1849, respectively, but their ideas are timeless.
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Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings

Authoritative Texts, Journal, Reviews and Posthumous Assessments, Criticism

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393930900

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 672

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This revised and expanded Third Edition adds three important post-Walden essays, "Slavery in Massachusetts," "Walking," and "Wild Apples," bringing the full scope of Thoreau's mature powers to twenty-first-century readers. The texts are accompanied by explanatory annotations, Thoreau's survey of Walden Pond, and the 1852 Walling map of Concord village and its environs.
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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience and Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442946903

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Raising his voice against the mass slavery that ensued with the Industrial era, Thoreau has penned this brilliant work. Combining the wisdom of the antiquity with his own intellectual precept, he deals with the problems of the new age and comes up with universal solutions. He further expounds on the duty of every citizen to safeguard his rights and the benefit of the country.
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The American Renaissance

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438114915

Category: American literature

Page: 369

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Examines the literary period of the nineteenth century known as the American Renaissance that includes the work of Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe and others.
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Grashalme

(Auswahl)

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843015430

Category: Poetry

Page: 116

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Walt Whitman: Grashalme. (Auswahl) Erstdruck der ersten Version (anonym im Selbstverlag): Brooklyn, New York 1855. Die Ausgabe wurde in den folgenden 8 Auflagen immer wieder erweitert. Die endgültige Version der Sammlung erschien als Ausgabe letzter Hand: Philadelphia (David McKay) 1891/92. Der Text der hier vorliegenden Auswahl folgt der Übers. v. Wilhelm Schölermann. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Whitman, Walt: Grashalme. Übers. v. Wilhelm Schölermann, Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1904 Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Thomas Eakins, Porträt von Walt Whitman, 1887-88. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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Liberty and Freedom

A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883076

Category: History

Page: 864

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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.
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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

With on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Coffeetown Press

ISBN: 1603810072

Category: Nature

Page: 319

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Walden details Thoreau's experiment with self-reliance living by a pond near Concord, MA in 1845-46. His intent is to explore the spiritual benefits of a simplified life. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other. Yet they honestly think there is no choice left. But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear. It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof. What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood to-morrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields."
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Billy Budd, Vortoppmann auf der Indomitable

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736874634

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Das Werk "Billy Budd" ist der letzte Roman des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Herman Melville (1819–1891). Verfasst zwischen 1886 und 1891, blieb er lange Zeit verschollen und erst 1924 wiederentdeckt und veröffentlicht. Das Manuskript konnte offensichtlich von dem Autor vor seinem Tode nicht mehr vollendet werden und wirft eine Reihe von Problemen auf, die das Verständnis und auch die Deutung des Romans erschweren.
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Walden + Civil Disobedience + Slavery in Massachusetts

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074849805

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Walden + Civil Disobedience + Slavery in Massachusetts” contains 3 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Walden is a book written by Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development. Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War. Slavery in Massachusetts" is an 1854 essay based on a speech he gave at an anti-slavery rally at Framingham, Massachusetts, on July 4, 1854, after the re-enslavement in Boston, Massachusetts of fugitive slave Anthony Burns. Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, historian and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
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Henry David Thoreau

Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom,Luca Prono

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438121679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a story she wrote at the age of 19, is still a popular tale to this day, remarkable not only for its striking plot but also its Romantic elements. Part of the Bloom's Classic Critical Views series, this book includes selections of some of the best historical criticism about Mary Shelley and her works.
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