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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry David Thoreau Narrator: Russ Barnett Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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Selections from Henry David Thoreau's Walden and Civil Disobedience, and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Introduction to Thoreau, Self-Reliance, Nature, The American Scholar, Education, and Politics. Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and an artist. Walden is a record of his experiment in simple living, describing his basic existence, rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. Civil Disobedience is a work of protest against government interference with individual liberty. Emerson offers insight into Thoreau and the forces that shaped his life in his Introduction. The other essays in this collection represent Emerson's most influential writings, capturing the essence of American Transcendentalism.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luke | 3/1/2011

    " A good slow read... made me eager for spring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 1/8/2011

    " Classic but well worth the read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S | 11/14/2010

    " Timeless ideas - echoing to hollowness of today's lives nearly 150 years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lawrence | 6/30/2010

    " A super compendium of Thoreau's works. Obviously, a man way ahead of his time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angi | 5/11/2010

    " The first half - hilarious, beautifully written, insightful, lovely. The second half - a tiny bit boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeti | 3/31/2010

    " Brilliant philosophical treatise on life, nature, economy, humanity. Thoreau discusses what we want versus what we need. This is an exploration many people need to conduct for themselves. Thoreau sets you off on the right tracks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 3/20/2010

    " Read this during my obligatory stint in Haight-Ashbury. Decided Thoreau would not fit in with the San Francisco of my time, nor would he agree with anyone remotely connected with the place. This is why I am a child of the sixties but certainly not an old hippie. "

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Author Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an American essayist, naturalist, philosopher, and poet. Born at Concord, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard, he began his career as a teacher. Through his older friend and neighbor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, he became a part of the Transcendentalist circle and one of that group’s most eloquent spokespersons. He is best known for his book, Walden, and his essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.”