Henry David Thoreau


Henry David Thoreau, July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862, was an author naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, sage writer and philosopher. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection on 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 has many books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry. His last works were his writings on natural history and philosophy. He was a lifelong abolitionist and delivered lectures against the Fugitive Slave Law while agreeing with the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending abolitionist John Brown.

His works include: Aulus Persius Flaccus, The Service, A Walk to Wachusett, Paradise (to be) Regained, The Landlord, Sir Walter Raleigh, Herald of Freedom, Wendell Phillips Before the Concord Lyceum, Reform and the Reformers, Thomas Carlyle and His Works, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Resistance to Civil Government, or Civil Disobedience, An Excursion to Canada, Slavery in Massachusetts, Walden, A Plea for Captain John Brown, Remarks After the Hanging of John Brown, The Last Days of John Brown, Walking, Autumnal Tints, Wild Apples: The History of the Apple Tree, Excursions, Life Without Principle, Night and Moonlight, The Highland Light, The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, Letters to Various Persons, A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers, Early Spring in Massachusetts, Summer, Winter, Autumn, Misellanies, Familiar Letters of Henry David Thoreau, Poems of Nature, Some Unpublished Letters of Henry D. and Sophia E. Thoreau, The First and Last Journeys of Thoreau, Journal of Henry David Thoreau.

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