Walden and Civil Disobedience
ISBN: 1619490935
EAN13: 9781619490932
Language: English
Pages: 346
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Written after he built and lived in a cabin off the shore of Walden Pond, Walden and Civil Disobedience chronicles Thoreau's experiences living a self-reliant life void of modern civilization's, and the government's, influence. Through this collection of essays, Thoreau rejects the notion that inner peace and contentment are attainable through outward advances such as economic, technological, and territorial development. He provides, instead, the argument that rather than improve a man's life, such developments strip it of dynamism and even meaning.