Walden and Civil Disobedience Author:Henry David Thoreau WALDEN: A sturdy individualist and a lover of nature, Thoreau was typical of his time and place - an epitome of the Yankee spirit. In March, 1845, he set out to live life in a new way. Borrowing an ax, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond where he lived until September 1847. WALDEN is a record of that experiment in simple liv... more »ing. In this fascinating work Thoreau describes his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man.
"Civil Disobedience": This is Thoreau's classic protest against government's interference with individual liberty. One of the most famous essays ever written.
Also included in this edition is a representative selection of Thoreau's poetry.