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Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience

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  • Sales Rank:6,982
  • Format:Unabridged
  • Language:English (Unknown)
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  • Running Time:42180 Minutes
  • Publication Date:September 13, 2010
  • ASIN:B00435KZHG
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In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect - while surviving on eight dollars a year.

From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature, and a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that Thoreau saw as the main impulses of mid-19th-century America. Here also is Civil Disobedience, Thoreau's essay on just resistance to government, which not only challenged the establishment of his day but has been used as a flag for later campaigners from Mahatma Ghandi to Dr Martin Luther King.


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