Walden and Civil Disobedience

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Released: Sep 03, 2019
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ISBN: #9781094015026
Narrator/s: Rupert Degas
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In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect - while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature, and a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that Thoreau saw as the main impulses of mid-19th-century America. Here also is Civil Disobedience, Thoreau's essay on just resistance to government which not only challenged the establishment of his day but has been used as a flag for later campaigners from Mahatma Ghandi to Dr Martin Luther King.

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Author(s): Henry David Thoreau
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Professional reviews

""The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," Thoreau famously observed. He made that comment in WALDEN (1854), which describes his two years secluded in a log cabin near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Here that work is paired with CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE (1849, original title: RESISTANCE TO CIVIL GOVERNMENT), which sets forth a theory of citizen resistance to evil governance, and which influenced, among others, Mohandas Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Both works contain not only bold ideas but beautiful writing. Narrator Rupert Degas takes particular care to communicate the beauty as well as the ideas. He gives us a gentle, quiet, and contemplative Thoreau, perhaps more laconic and humorless than the original but one still richly rewarding our wholehearted attention. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"