Walden and Civil Disobedience

Walden and Civil Disobedience

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.”--Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

 

The oft-quoted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for two works: Walden and Civil Disobedience. Walden, first published in 1854, documents the time Thoreau spent living with nature in a hand-built cabin in the woods near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. A minor work in its own time, Walden burgeoned in popularity during the counter culture movement of the 1960s. Civil Disobedience is thought to have originated after Thoreau spent a night in jail for refusing to pay taxes to a government with whose policies he did not agree. Assigning greater importance to the conscience of the individual than the governing law, Civil Disobedience is an internationally admired work that is known to have influenced writer Leo Tolstoy and political activist Mahatma Gandhi, and many members of the American Civil Rights Movement. Now available together in one chic and affordable edition as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Walden and Civil Disobedience makes an attractive addition to any library.

 
  • Canterbury Classics | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781626860636 | 
  • May 2014
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Oft-quoted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau is perhaps best known for his book Walden. First published in 1854, Walden documents the time Thoreau spent living in a hand-built cabin in the woods near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. A minor work in its own time, Walden gained popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960s.
 
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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist.

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