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The Resource Walden

Walden

Label
Walden
Title
Walden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No nineteenth-century American writer can claim to be as modern as Henry David Thoreau. His central preoccupations - the illusory nature of much of what we call 'progress', the proper symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment, the limitations of government, especially where it seeks to intrude on the personal, the moral and political case for non-violence, the dubious pleasures of material comforts, our intoxication with excess, our unrelenting search for the 'rules' by which we might live our lives - these, and many other matters are as real to us now as they were to Thoreau in 1845 when he began his experiment in self-sufficiency. Walden is his autobiographical record of his life of relative isolation at Walden Pond, some twenty miles west of the city of Boston, but it is also a work of detailed natural history and the expression of a philosophy of life by a deeply poetic sensibility. His essay (originally a lecture), 'Civil Disobedience', has over the 150 or so years since its publication exerted an enormous influence, animating thinkers such as Leo Tolstoy and Mohandas Gandhi as well as political movements such as the British Labour Party, the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and various forms of oppositional activism across the globe. Walden and 'Civil Disobedience' are reprinted here in a new edition alongside three of Thoreau's seminal essays, 'Slavery in Massachusetts', 'A Plea for Captain John Brown', and 'Life Without Principle'. Henry Claridge's introduction illuminates the extent to which Thoreau's writings and his thinking were a response to the dramatic changes wrought by the physical expansion of the United States and the migration of European peoples across the American sub-continent in the first half of the nineteenth-century. The edition also comes with a bibliography and extensive explanatory notes
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Cataloging source
FEM
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Thoreau, Henry David
Dewey number
818
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3048
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Wilderness areas
  • Natural history
  • Authors, American
  • Solitude
  • Walden Woods (Mass.)
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Authors, American
  • Homes
  • Manners and customs
  • Natural history
  • Solitude
  • Wilderness areas
  • Massachusetts
Label
Walden
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
968118619
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848706026
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968118619
Label
Walden
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
968118619
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848706026
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968118619

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