Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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In 1845 Thoreau leased some land owned by his friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson on Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, and lived in a cabin on it for two years, two months, and two days. The experience gave Thoreau the chance to make kee

In 1845 Thoreau leased some land owned by his friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson on Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, and lived in a cabin on it for two years, two months, and two days. The experience gave Thoreau the chance to make keen observations on the world around him. The result became an American classic: Walden explores not only the soul of the searching Thoreau, but defines what it means to be a truly free person, and distills the essence of our relationship of Nature.

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Ha scritto il 19/07/07
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"Walden" is a record of that experiment in simple living...Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. On the Duty of Civil Disobedience is [the author's] classic prote ...Continua
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