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Walden and Civil Disobedience , by Henry David Thoreau , is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics : New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Henry David Thoreau was a sturdy individualist and a lover of nature. In March, 1845, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, where he lived until September 1847. Walden is Thoreaus autobiograophical account of his 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 classic protest against government's interference with individual liberty, and is considered one of the most famous essays ever written. This newly repackaged edition also includes a selection of Thoreau's poetry. Jonathan Levin is Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Literature and Culture at SUNY-Purchase. His research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture, modernism and modernity, and environmental studies. He is the author of The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, and American Literary Modernism , as well as numerous essays and reviews.</p>
Table of Contents
Introductionp. vii
Chronology of Henry David Thoreau's Life and Workp. xvii
Historical Context of Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobediencep. xix
Walden or, Life in the Woods
1.Economyp. 3
2.Where I Lived, and What I Lived Forp. 86
3.Readingp. 106
4.Soundsp. 119
5.Solitudep. 138
6.Visitorsp. 150
7.The Bean-Fieldp. 166
8.The Villagep. 180
9.The Pondsp. 187
10.Baker Farmp. 216
11.Higher Lawsp. 226
12.Brute Neighborsp. 240
13.House-Warmingp. 256
14.Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitorsp. 275
15.Winter Animalsp. 291
16.The Pond in Winterp. 303
17.Springp. 320
18.Conclusionp. 342
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Poemsp. 359
Sic Vitap. 391
Winter Memoriesp. 393
To the Maiden in the Eastp. 394
Smokep. 396
Mistp. 397
Inspirationp. 398
Notesp. 402
Interpretive Notesp. 431
Critical Excerptsp. 440
Questions for Discussionp. 452
Suggestions for the Interested Readerp. 454
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