Walden and Civil Disobedience Author:Henry David Thoreau "When I wrote the following pages...I lived alone, in the woods, a ile fro any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, MA, and earned by the labor of my hands only. I lived there 2 yrs and 2 months. At present I aa sojourner in the civilized life again." — Walden is the record of those 2 years in ... more »the solitude of the wilderness during which Henry David Thoreau wrote, and thought, and observed the rich world which lay around him, the alternations of storm and quiet, the slow passing of the seasons, the wild birds calling on the pond at night.
In Walden, Thoreau expresses a uniquely Aerican view of life, what Alfred Kazin has called "a kind of racial eory of the wilderness we have all lost"; yet his message of the virtues of individualism and self-reliance has relevance for all people everywhere.
This volume includes the esay "on the Duty of Civil Disobedience"--Thoreau's now classic protest against governent interference with individual liberty.« less