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December 5, 2023 | History

Henry David Thoreau

12 July 1817 - 6 May 1862

Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore; while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time imploring one to abandon waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

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  • Cover of: Walden
    First published in 1854 486 editions in 7 languages — 75 previewable Cover of edition waldenwithanintr00thoruoft Cover of edition waldenorlifeinwo0000unse_k0u4 Cover of edition walden02thor Cover of edition waldenlifewoods00thorrich Cover of edition waldenstoryoflif00thoruoft Cover of edition cu31924014220697 Cover of edition cu31924021445741 Cover of edition waldenorlifeinwo00thor Cover of edition waldenhenry00thorrich

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  • Cover of: A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers

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  • Cover of: The Maine woods.

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  • Cover of: Cape Cod
    First published in 1864 52 editions in 1 language — 19 previewable Cover of edition capecod00thoreau Cover of edition capecod00tho Cover of edition capecod_00thorrich Cover of edition capecodth00thoruoft Cover of edition cod00capethorrich Cover of edition capecod00thor Cover of edition capecod1896thor Cover of edition capecod00thorea Cover of edition capecod00thore

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  • Cover of: The writings of Henry David Thoreau.: With bibliographical introductions and full indexes. In ten volumes.

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  • Cover of: A writer's journal.
    First published in 1906 41 editions in 1 language — 9 previewable Cover of edition heartofthoreausj00thor Cover of edition journal08-14thor Cover of edition selectedjournals00thor Cover of edition journal0001unse Cover of edition americanlandscap0000thor Cover of edition thoreauonbirdsno0000thor Cover of edition heartofthoreausj0000thor Cover of edition consciousnessinc0000thor

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  • Cover of: Excursions
    First published in 1840 35 editions in 2 languages — 8 previewable Cover of edition excursionhenry00thorrich Cover of edition excursionshenry00thorrich Cover of edition excursions00thoruoft Cover of edition excursions00thorrich Cover of edition excursions01thor Cover of edition mainewoods04thorgoog Cover of edition excursions000thor

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  • Cover of: Walking
    First published in 1914 25 editions in 2 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition walking0000thor_v7h2 Cover of edition walking00henr

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  • Cover of: Ṿegn der flikhṭ fun umgehorkhzamḳayṭ tsum shṭoṭ

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  • Cover of: Civil Disobedience Illustrated

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  • Cover of: Of friendship: an essay from A week on the Concord and the Merrimack Rivers

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  • Cover of: The Portable Thoreau (Penguin Classics)

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  • Cover of: A Yankee in Canada: with Anti-slavery and reform papers.

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  • Cover of: Cape Cod
    First published in 2010 14 editions in 1 language

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  • Cover of: Civil Disobedience Illustrated

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  • Cover of: Thoreau: People, Principles and Politics (American Century Series, Ac64)

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  • Cover of: Walden and other writings

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  • Cover of: Letters to various persons
    First published in 1865 10 editions in 1 language — 3 previewable Cover of edition letterstovarious00thor Cover of edition cu31924022199032

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December 5, 2023 Edited by Gustav-Landauer-Bibliothek Witten remove inventaire.io
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