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A Note on the Text and Title of "Civil Disobedience" and the Text of Walden I. Civil Disobedience II. Walden 1. Economy 2. Where I Lived, and What I Lived For 3. Reading 4. Sounds 5. Solitude 6. Visitors 7. The Bean-Field 8. The Village 9. The Ponds 10. Baker Farm 11. Higher Laws 12. Brute Neighbors 13. House-Warming 14. Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors 15. Winter Animals 16. The Pond in Winter 17. Spring Conclusion III. Contexts and Comments Angelina E. Grimke, from "Appeal to the Christian Women of the South" (1836) William Whipper, from Speech Delivered at the First African Presbyterian Church (1837) William Lloyd Garrison, "Declaration of Sentiments" (1838) Orestes A. Brownson, from "The Labroring Classes" (1840) Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Man the Reformer" (1841) Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, from "Plan of the West Roxbury Community" (1842) Charles Lane and A. Bronson Alcott, from Letter to A. Brooke (1843) Henry Highland Garnet, "Address to the Slaves of the United States of America" (1843) George Ripley, "Life in Association" (1845) William Henry Channing, "To the Associationists of the United States" (1846) Louisa May Alcott, "Transcendental Wild Oats" (1873) Mary Wilkins Freman, "A Church Mouse" (1891) Leo Tolstoy, Letter to Dr. Eugen Heinrich Schmitt (n.d., c. 1895) Leo Tolstoy, "The Beginning of the End" John Albert Macy, "Thoreau" (1908) Mohandas K. Gandhi, A Selection from His Writings, 1919-1940 Martin Luther King, Jr., from Stride Toward Freedom (1958) Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Legacy of Creative Protest" (1962) Works Cited For Futher Reading --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1817. He graduated from Harvard in 1837, the same year he began his lifelong Journal. Inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau became a key member of the Transcendentalist movement that included Margaret Fuller and Bronson Alcott. The Transcendentalists' faith in nature was tested by Thoreau between 1845 and 1847 when he lived for twenty-six months in a homemade hut at Walden Pond. While living at Walden, Thoreau worked on the two books published during his lifetime: Walden (1854) and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849). Several of his other works, including The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, and Excursions, were published posthumously. Thoreau died in Concord, at the age of forty-four, in 1862.See all Product Description
Fantastic book. I love the simplicity of his life. For many of us life has become more complicated than required.Published 19 months ago by Maarten Annion
Thoreau's life by Walden Pond is a fascinating read. Yet the humanism he espoused seems naive and quaint to the modern ear. Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2011 by Rodge
Isn't it a little bit incongruous to desire to detach yourself from society, seeking self-reliance, and then write a book about it? Just an observation... Read morePublished on July 20 2003 by Arthem
For the life artist attempting to capture a glimmer of philanthropist wisdom, it's hard to beat Thoreau. Read morePublished on March 18 2001 by Hawksong
Scorning the mass slavery of modern industrial society, Thoreau conducted his most famous experiment in life: to live in solitude in a shack he builds himself on the edge of Walden... Read morePublished on March 12 2001 by TheIrrationalMan
This is one of the greatest American works of prose ever produced, and to hear "Walden" condemned by those who lack any understaning of it or of reviling "Civil... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2001 by John G. Mcarthur
Throughout his life, Thoreau had been an advocate for resistance to government, as well as any other forms of authority. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2000