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Walden and the famous essay on "Civil Disobedience"
Walden and the famous essay on Civil Disobedience Author:Henry David Thoreau A sturdy individualist and a lover of nature, Henry David 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, near Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived until September, 1847. "Walden" is a rec... more »ord of that experiment in simple living. 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.
"On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" is Thoreau's classic protest against the government's interference with individual liberty. One of the most famous essays ever written, it came to the attention of Gandhi and formed the basis for his passive resistance movement.
Also included in this Signet Classics edition is a representative selection of Thoreau's poetry.« less