Walden and Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743487729

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

View: 3922


Naturalist and philosopher Thoreau's timeless essays on the role of humanity—in the world of nature, and in society and government. Thoreau, a sturdy individualist and nature lover, lived a spare existence in a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, from 1845 to 1847. "Walden" is the fruit of Thoreau's two-year stay on the Walden Pond. It is a record of his experiment in a simple life and his contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. He carefully shaped the book to follow the natural cycle of the seasons, yet it is more than an account of life in the woods, it is a quest for personal freedom and individuality that evokes nature without being sentimental or distorting the natural world. "Civil Disobedience" was also based on Thoreau's experiences during the period he lived on the pond. In 1846, he was arrested for not having paid his poll tax, as a way of demonstrating that he did not recognize the authority of a government that "buys and sells men, women, and children." It is a treatise against slavery and a government that wages war to support injustice. This edition includes: -A concise introduction that gives readers important background information -A chronology of the author's life and work -A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context -An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations -Detailed explanatory notes -Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work -Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction -A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

Walden and Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Barnes & Noble classics

ISBN: 9781593082086

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 315

View: 1896


After being imprisoned for refusing to pay Concord's poll tax, Thoreau recounted his experience in an 1848 lecture "The Rights and Duties of the Individual in Relation to Government." The speech, hardly noticed in Thoreau's lifetime, was later published as "Civil Disobedience." Today it is widely considered one of the most important essays concerning the incumbent duties of American citizens.

Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 136591805X

Category: Law

Page: 46

View: 9964


In his 1849 essay Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing the government to make them the agents of injustice. Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) credited Thoreau's essay with being "the chief cause of the abolition of slavery in America." This new edition of Civil Disobedience includes a biographical essay on Thoreau by historian Elbert Hubbard.

Civil Disobedience

Author: María José Falcón y Tella

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047414098

Category: Law

Page: 517

View: 369


This volume seeks to disentangle the limits and possibilities of the tradition of civil disobedience: in what circumstances is it right, or perhaps necessary, to say "no"? The jurisprudential and philosophical literature discussed here is truly enormous and provides a complex and reliable overview of the main problems.

Live Deep and Suck all the Marrow of Life: H.D. Thoreau's Literary Legacy

Author: María Laura Arce Álvarez,Eulalia Piñero Gil

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 1648890075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

View: 5017


Considered to be one of America’s great intellectuals, Thoreau was deeply engaged in some of the most important social debates of his day including slavery, the emergence of consumerism, the American Dream, living on the frontier, the role of the government and the ecological mind. As testimony to Thoreau’s remarkable intellectual heritage, his autobiography, essays and poetry still continue to inspire and attract readers from across the globe. As a celebration of H.D. Thoreau’s Bicentenary (1817-1862), this edited volume offers a re-reading of his works and reconsiders the influence that his transcendentalist philosophy has had on American culture and literature. Taking an intertextual perspective, the contributors to this volume seek to reveal Thoreau’s influence on American Literature and Arts from the 19th century onwards and his fundamental contribution to the development of 20th century American Literature. In particular, this work presents previously unconsidered intertextual analyses of authors that have been influenced by Thoreau’s writings. This volume also reveals how Thoreau’s influence can be read across literary genres and even seen in visual manifestations such as cinema.

Walden, and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Illustrated)

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 336

View: 5379


"All good things are wild, and free." ― Henry David Thoreau - An American Classic! - Includes Illustrations of Thoreau and His Life

Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination

Author: Shawn Chandler Bingham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742560598

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 5319


Disciplinary disobedience -- The seeds and fruit of thoreauvian thought -- Social structure and the American individual -- "Progress," social development, and social change -- Thoreau's social inquiry -- Thoreau as a model for "reimagining" sociology.

Walden and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

Author: Ae4qs Publication,Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 362

View: 9915


Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau is a real classic. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. -Henry David Thoreau ... ... Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Gadflies in the Public Space

Author: Ramin Jahanbegloo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498541461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 122

View: 5515


This book suggests a link between the citizen-philosopher Socrates and the radical, disobedient, and nonviolent Socrates. Ramin Jahanbegloo explains how these two complementary characteristics were transmitted to nonviolent reformers and practitioners Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Albert Camus.