Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living.

Title: Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Release Date: January, 1995 [EBook #205]
Last Updated: October 20, 2018
Language: English


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Produced by Judith Boss, and David Widger

Total: 19 Chapters

Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

At a certain season of our life we are accustomed to consider every spot as the possible site of a house.

Intro

Reading

With a little more deliberation in the choice of their pursuits, all men would perhaps become essentially students and observers...

Intro

Sounds

But while we are confined to books, though the most select and classic, and read only particular written languages...

Intro

Solitude

This is a delicious evening, when the whole body is one sense, and imbibes delight through every pore.

Intro

Visitors

I think that I love society as much as most, and am ready enough to fasten myself like a bloodsucker for the time...

Intro

The Bean-Field

Meanwhile my beans, the length of whose rows, added together, was seven miles already planted, were impatient to be hoed...

Intro

The Village

After hoeing, or perhaps reading and writing, in the forenoon, I usually bathed again in the pond, swimming across...

Intro

The Ponds

Sometimes, having had a surfeit of human society and gossip, and worn out all my village friends...

Intro

Baker Farm

Sometimes I rambled to pine groves, standing like temples, or like fleets at sea, full-rigged...

Intro

Higher Laws

As I came home through the woods with my string of fish, trailing my pole, it being now quite dark, I caught a glimpse of a...

Intro

Brute Neighbors

Sometimes I had a companion in my fishing, who came through the village to my house from the other side of the town...

Intro

House Warming

In October I went a-graping to the river meadows, and loaded myself with clusters more precious...

Intro

Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors

I weathered some merry snow storms, and spent some cheerful winter evenings by my fire-side...

Intro

Winter Animals

When the ponds were firmly frozen, they afforded not only new and shorter routes to many points...

Intro

The Pond in Winter

After a still winter night I awoke with the impression that some question had been put to me...

Intro

Spring

The opening of large tracts by the ice-cutters commonly causes a pond to break up earlier...

Intro

Conclusion

To the sick the doctors wisely recommend a change of air and scenery. Thank Heaven, here is not all the world.

Intro

ON THE DUTY OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

I heartily accept the motto,—“That government is best which governs least;”

Intro

Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

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