- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 24, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1505297729
- ISBN-13: 978-1505297720
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, and philosopher, who is best known for his works Waldena treatise about living in concert with the natural worldand Civil Disobedience, in which he espoused the need to morally resist the actions of an unjust state. Thoreau s work heavily reflects the ideologies of the American transcendentalists, and he has long been considered a leading figure in the movement along with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott, and, at first, Nathaniel Hawthorne (who changed his views later in life). In addition to his writing, which totaled more than twenty volumes, Thoreau was an active abolitionist, and lectured regularly against the Fugitive Slave Law. Thoreau died in 1862, and is buried along with Louisa May Alcott, Ellery Channing, and other notable Americans in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts.
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Walden stands as opprobrium against slavery and American greed in the context of emigrant Europeans' relationship with Nature and work ethic.
Thoreau's basic science and sociology are correct, considering philosophical conjecture in 1854 - and American Education's surprising lack of advancement by 2016. This is a must read for the literate, for those who seek perspective regarding social relationships in a civilized country, anticipating sociological disruption of climate change.
Thoreau's account of diet, exercise, and lifestyle synthesize health, and disease-avoidance in the world's "Blue Zones. Reading "Walden" is to re-examine the philosophical underpinnings of America and the "progress lie."