Read Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau Free Online


Ebook Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau read! Book Title: Walden and Other Writings
The author of the book: Henry David Thoreau
Edition: Modern Library Classics
Date of issue: 2000
ISBN: No data
ISBN 13: No data
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.19 MB
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 1026 times
Reader ratings: 3.2

Read full description of the books:



Naturalist, philosopher, champion of self-reliance and moral independence, Henry David Thoreau remains not only one of our most influential writers but also one of our most contemporary. This unique and comprehensive edition gathers all of Thoreau's most significant works (including his masterpiece , reproduced in its entirety). Taken together, they reveal the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of this true American original.

Included in this Modern Library Paperback Classics edition are: Walden, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, selections from Cape Cod and The Maine Woods, "Walking," "Civil Disobedience," "Slavery in Massachusetts," "A Plea for Captain John Brown," and "Life Without Principle."


Download Walden and Other Writings PDF Walden and Other Writings PDF
Download Walden and Other Writings ERUB Walden and Other Writings PDF
Download Walden and Other Writings DOC Walden and Other Writings PDF
Download Walden and Other Writings TXT Walden and Other Writings PDF



Read information about the author

Ebook Walden and Other Writings read Online! Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism.

In 1817, Henry David Thoreau was born in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1837, taught briefly, then turned to writing and lecturing. Becoming a Transcendentalist and good friend of Emerson, Thoreau lived the life of simplicity he advocated in his writings. His two-year experience in a hut in Walden, on land owned by Emerson, resulted in the classic, Walden: Life in the Woods (1854). During his sojourn there, Thoreau refused to pay a poll tax in protest of slavery and the Mexican war, for which he was jailed overnight. His activist convictions were expressed in the groundbreaking On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (1849). In a diary he noted his disapproval of attempts to convert the Algonquins "from their own superstitions to new ones." In a journal he noted dryly that it is appropriate for a church to be the ugliest building in a village, "because it is the one in which human nature stoops to the lowest and is the most disgraced." (Cited by James A. Haught in 2000 Years of Disbelief.) When Parker Pillsbury sought to talk about religion with Thoreau as he was dying from tuberculosis, Thoreau replied: "One world at a time."

Thoreau's philosophy of nonviolent resistance influenced the political thoughts and actions of such later figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. D. 1862.

More: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/tho...

http://thoreau.eserver.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Da...

http://transcendentalism-legacy.tamu....

http://www.biography.com/people/henry...


Reviews of the Walden and Other Writings


NOAH

A cozy book that teaches small things, happiness, in detail!

RONNIE

This book is holding in tensions until the end!

SKYE

Now this book is one of my favorites!

RILEY

One breath reads!

SOPHIA

For those who are bored to live




Add a comment




Download EBOOK Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau Online free

PDF: walden-and-other-writings.pdf Walden and Other Writings PDF
ERUB: walden-and-other-writings.epub Walden and Other Writings ERUB
DOC: walden-and-other-writings.doc Walden and Other Writings DOC
TXT: walden-and-other-writings.txt Walden and Other Writings TXT