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Walden ; and, Civil disobedience / by Henry David Thoreau ; with an introduction by Michael Meyer

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Material Type
Book
Author
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Publication Info.
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1983.

Details

Description
431 pages ; 20 cm.
Series
The Penguin American library
Penguin American library.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-40).
Summary
Thoreau's famous account of a year spent in a cabin at Walden Pond near Concord, during which he made many observations about nature, human life, and the importance of simplicity. Also includes his influential essay "Civil disobedience," arguing that since what is law is not necessarily right, and just because the majority decides an issue doesn't automatically make that issue palatable to a man's conscience, individuals should sometimes oppose the majority and break unjust laws in order to change them.
Subject
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Homes and haunts -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Wilderness areas -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods.
Natural history -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Civil disobedience.
Solitude.
Walden Woods (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.
Added Author
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Civil disobedience. 1983.
Added Title
Walden
Walden.
Civil disobedience.
ISBN
0140390448 paperback