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The River

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 0808402625
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Henry David Thoreau

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438121673
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a story she wrote at the age of 19, is still a popular tale to this day, remarkable not only for its striking plot but also its Romantic elements. Part of the Bloom's Classic Critical Views series, this book includes selections of some of the best historical criticism about Mary Shelley and her works.
Category: Literary Criticism

Henry Thoreau

Author : Robert D. Richardson Jr.
ISBN : 9780520908857
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The two years Thoreau spent at Walden Pond and the night he spent in the Concord jail are among the most familiar features of the American intellectual landscape. In this new biography, based on a reexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on a retracing of his trips, Robert Richardson offers a view of Thoreau's life and achievement in their full nineteenth century context.
Category: Literary Criticism

Thoreau And The Art Of Life

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 9781933937199
Genre : Nature
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Henry David Thoreau wrote extensively on love, friendship, creativity, spirituality and wisdom. This book draws from his writings to offer unusual insights on living a life of meaning, creativity and reverence. Roderick MacIver's full-color wild nature watercolors enhance this wonderful collection.
Category: Nature

Walden And Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau

Author : Henry Thoreau
ISBN : 9798654076960
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Published in 1854 by transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau, Walden depicts Thoreau's experience living an entirely self-sufficient life in a small cabin he built himself by Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau seeks to demonstrate how easy it is to acquire all of life's necessities by living simply and rejecting the rat-race of competing for material possessions. This way of living liberates the individual to pursue what Thoreau believes should be our primary aims in life: personal growth and cultivating a spiritual connection with nature. 8.5x11'' Matte Cover Large Print
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Henry Thoreau As Remembered By A Young Friend

Author : Edward Waldo Emerson
ISBN : 0486408965
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An extraordinary personal testament to the life and times of one of America's great naturalists and literary figures offers valuable insights, not available elsewhere, into the life of a remarkable man.
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Walden And Other Writings

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 9780679642022
Genre : Fiction
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Henry David Thoreau's vision of personal freedom is indelibly etched on the American consciousness. 'We need the tonic of wildness,' Thoreau wrote in Walden, and by turning his back on town amenities to build a house on Walden Pond in 1845, he helped shape our notions of the individual, subsistence, and a moral relation to nature. Raising white beans and potatoes that he sold to his Concord neighbors, he stayed for two years; his book records both the philosophy he developed while living alone and the facts of his everyday life. Included here with the complete text of Walden are selections from Thoreau's first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; 'A Plea for Captain John Brown,' his eloquent defense of the American abolitionist's rebellion at Harper's Ferry, and such masterpieces as his famous essay 'Civil Disobedience,' in which he describes a night spent in prison for refusing to pay a poll tax to a government that condoned slavery.
Category: Fiction

The Journal Of Henry D Thoreau

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 0486203131
Genre : Nature
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Deluxe hardcover edition! The years 1855-1861 are covered in Volume 2 of the complete reprint of the journals, which are sourcebooks for many Thoreau works including "Walden." Hundreds of entries on nature and philosophical topics.
Category: Nature

Wild Apples

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 9781557091307
Genre : Fiction
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An essay on the wild apple gives the history of the fruit and discusses its growth, beauty, names and flavor through the seasons
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Walden

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 9780300110081
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This handsome, affordable paperback edition is based on the original 1854 edition with emendations taken from Thoreau's draft manuscripts, his own markings on page proofs, and notes in his personal copy of the book.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thoreau Political Writings

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 0521476755
Genre : History
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A complete edition of political essays by the eloquent and influential American writer Henry David Thoreau, first published in 1996.
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The Philosophy Of Henry Thoreau

Author : Lester H. Hunt
ISBN : 9781350079045
Genre : Philosophy
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Henry Thoreau is widely considered to be one of the greatest nature writers, among whose best-known works are Walden and Walking. In this book, Lester Hunt shows that his writings have a compelling philosophical dimension as well. Thoreau seldom argues for his ideas the way other philosophers do. Rather than setting up proofs designed to trap the reader into agreeing with him, he challenges the reader – by means of narratives, jokes, questions, and paradoxes -- to recognize possibilities previously unknown and unexplored. Thoreau's own explorations led him to several distinctively philosophical theories: an intuitionist metaethics, an ethics based on virtue and self-realization, a politics that is fundamentally individualist and anarchist, and a secular religion in which nature is pre-eminent.
Category: Philosophy

Thoreau In His Own Time

Author : Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
ISBN : 9781609380878
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The forty-nine recollections gathered in Thoreau in His Own Time demonstrate that it was those who knew him personally, rather than his contemporary literati, who most prized Thoreau's message, but even those who disparaged him respected his unabashed example of an unconventional life. Included are comments by Ralph Waldo Emerson—friend, mentor, Walden landlord, and progenitor of the spin on Thoreau's posthumous reputation; Nathaniel Hawthorne, who could not compliment Thoreau without simultaneously denigrating him; and John Weiss, whose extended commentary on Thoreau's spirituality reflects unusual tolerance. Selections from the correspondence of Caroline Healey Dall, Maria Thoreau, Sophia Hawthorne, Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley, and Amanda Mather amplify our understanding of the ways in which nineteenth-century women viewed Thoreau. An excerpt by John Burroughs, who alternately honored and condemned Thoreau, asserts his view that Thoreau was ever searching for the unattainable.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Resistance To Civil Government Henry David Thoreau

Author : Henry Thoreau
ISBN : 9780359553129
Genre : History
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Even a cursory reading of Henry David Thoreau's immortal essay about civil disobedience reveals echoes in contemporary discussions of individual rights and the limits of government in a free society. Its themes resonate into the 21st century. Faced with a federal government that condoned the institution of slavery and was waging a war of questionable origin in Mexico, Thoreau pushed his readers to consider the responsibility of an individual with conscience. This edition includes ?The definition of a peaceable revolution, ? an introductory essay by Warren Bluhm
Category: History

Walden And Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 1660237890
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"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." -Henry Thoreau ; Walden Walden is a book by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and--to some degree--a manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, Walden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. The book can be seen as performance art, a demonstration of how easy it can be to acquire the four necessities of life. Once acquired, he believed people should then focus their efforts on personal growth. By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period. Also included in this edition is Thoreau's essay, Civil Disobedience. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. True Classics that Belong on Every Bookshelf!
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Walden Life In The Woods By Henry David Thoreau

Author : Henry Thoreau
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Walden : Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years, two months, and two days in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living. Thoreau lived in close geographical proximity to the town Concord: "living a mile from any neighbor," should be taken literally; he lived about a mile from his neighbors. He did not go into the woods to become a hermit, but to isolate himself from civil society in order to gain a more objective understanding of it. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of much of the contemporary Western World, with its consumerist attitudes and its distance from and destruction of nature.
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Henry Thoreau

Author : Robert D. Richardson
ISBN : 0520054954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this new biography, based on a reexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on retracing of his trips, Robert Richardson offers a view of Thoreau's life and achievement in their full nineteenth century context.
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Henry David Thoreau As A Source For Artistic Inspiration

Author : Francine Koslow Miller
ISBN : 087023482X
Genre : Architecture
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Catalog of the June 6-September 9, 1984 exhibit at the DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA. This exhibition is intended to honor and celebrate the ever vital sprit of the Concord-born poet-naturalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) and those artists who have turned to him for inspiration. The DeCordova Museum, in the heart of Thoreau country, is located on Sandy Pond, one mile east of Walden Pond where Thoreau lived from 1845-1847 and wrote the first draft of his best-known book, Walden. Included is work by John Cage, Edward Steichen, N. C. Wyeth, Childe Hassam, Charles Burchfield, Marden Hartley, Barnett Newman, Robert Goodnough, Andrew Wyeth, Neil Welliver, and Michael Mazur.
Category: Architecture