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DetailsTo Emerson and other New England transcendentalists who knew him best, Thoreau often seemed prickly and antisocial. But in his writings he was (and is) a man anyone would treasure as a friend, sounding board, and spiritual advisor a man who trafficked in that rarest of commodities, the truth. Even now, almost 140 years after his death, his voice remains clear and compelling, and his truths are as relevant and meaningful as they were in his lifetime. In this treasury of more than 450 striking, thought-provoking excerpts from his writing, you will hear him railing against injustice, giving voice to his love of nature, and advocating the simplicity and conscious living that he brought to fruition during his two-year stay at Walden Pond."To be serene and successful we must be at one with the universe.""Our life is frittered away by detail . Simplify, simplify."Grouped under 17 headings, including"Education,""Freedom and Individualism,""Friendship and Love,""Human Nature,""Literature and Writing,""Nature,""Season," and"Solitude," the quotations include such favorites as"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation" and"Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."Whatever category they are in, Thoreau's observations provide so much inspiration and intellectual nourishment that browsing through this book becomes an exciting voyage of discovery into the heart of the human condition.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He spent time as a school teacher after attending Harvard College but was dismissed for his refusal to administer corporal punishment. In 1845, wanting to write his first book, he moved to Walden Pond and built his cabin on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was during his time at Walden that Thoreau was imprisoned briefly for not paying taxes; this experience became the basis for his well-known essay "Civil Disobedience." He died of tuberculosis in 1862 at the age of 44. ~About the Editor : An English professor at the City University of New York's Kingsborough College, Bob Blaisdell is the editor of numerous Dover Thrift Editions and many other books.
SKU Code PRK B 3444 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486414287 Author Name Henry David Thoreau & Editor: Bob Blaisdell Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATION