Walden and Civil Disobedience (Mass Market Paperbound)
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About the Author
Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, 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.
William Howarth teaches at Princeton University and is editor of The John McPhee Reader and of Princeton University's definitive "Writings of Henry D. Thoreau." He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.