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Civil Disobedience, Solitude And Life Without Principle : Literary Classics - Henry David Thoreau

Civil Disobedience, Solitude And Life Without Principle

Literary Classics

Paperback

Published: 1st April 1998
For Ages: 14+ years old
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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) championed the belief that people of conscience were at liberty to follow their own opinion. In these selections from his writings, we see Thoreau the individualist and opponent of injustice. Civil Disobedience (1849), composed following Thoreau's imprisonment for refusing to pay his taxes in protest against slavery and the Mexican War, is an eloquent declaration of the principles that make revolution inevitable in times of political dishonor. Solitude, from his masterpiece, Walden (1854), poetically describes Thoreau's oneness with nature and the companionship solitude offers to those who want to be rid of the travails of the world to discover themselves. Life without Principle (posthumously published 1863) decries the way in which excessive devotion to business and money coarsens the fabric of society: in merely making a living, the meaning of life gets lost.

ISBN: 9781573922029
ISBN-10: 1573922021
Series: Literary Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 90
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1