The Life & Legacy of Henry David Thoreau

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Sprache - Englisch

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DigiCat presents to you this carefully created volume of "HENRY DAVID THOREAU: The Man Himself (Biographies, Memoirs, Autobiographical Books & Personal Letters)". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Biography: Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson Books: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Walden (Life in the Woods) The Maine Woods Cape Cod A Yankee in Canada Canoeing in the Wilderness Essays Natural History of Massachusetts A Walk to Wachusett A Winter Walk Walking Night and Moonlight The Highland Light Collected Letters Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

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Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, heralded as one of the most influential figures in American literature and thought. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, Thoreau's work reflects a deeply rooted connection with nature and a profound questioning of societal norms. His seminal work, 'Walden; or, Life in the Woods' (1854), encapsulates his philosophy of simplicity and self-sufficiency, capturing his two-year experiment in near-solitary living at Walden Pond. Thoreau's staunch advocacy for individual conscience and his essay 'Civil Disobedience' (1849), which argued for nonviolent resistance to unjust laws, would go on to inspire civil rights leaders and social movements worldwide. His literary style is characterized by crisp, naturalistic observations and an ascetic aesthetic, exploring themes of nature, humanity, and individualism. The book 'The Life & Legacy of Henry David Thoreau' may provide further insight into his intellectual journey and his impact on environmentalism and political thought. Thoreau's writings continued to influence generations, rendering him an enduring figure in both American letters and global discussions on nature and civil society.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 1511 Seiten

Größe: 5,9 MB

ISBN: 8596547761525