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Thoreau, Henry David 1817-1862

Works: 5,826 works in 15,857 publications in 25 languages and 446,973 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Poetry  History  Controversial literature  Fiction  Personal correspondence 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Translator, Lyricist, Creator, Other, zxx, Contributor, Dedicatee, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, 070, Honoree, Originator, Author of dialog
Classifications: PS3048, 818.303
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Most widely held works about Henry David Thoreau
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Walden : & "On the duty of civil disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau( )

27 editions published between 1854 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. However, Emerson's opinion of quoted by Audrea, the once leading scholar on Thoreauvian intellect until his tragic death in 1895, Emerson delivers this thought during Thoreau's funeral: "I so much regret the loss of his rare powers of action, that I cannot help counting i
Walden by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

747 editions published between 1191 and 2019 in 21 languages and held by 3,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of life and observations of nature drawn from the author's solitary sojourn of two years in a cabin on Walden pond near Concord, Massachusetts
Walking by Henry David Thoreau( )

105 editions published between 1861 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 3,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Began as a lecture entitled "The Wild," which Thoreau gave at the Concord Lyceum on April 1851. The lecture was a success, and he delivered it on several subsequent occasions. Finally, it was published as an essay in the Atlantic Monthly not long after Thoreau's death in 1862"--Review
The Maine woods by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

193 editions published between 1864 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maine Woods is a characteristically Thoreauvian book. A personal account of exploration, of exterior and interior discovery in a natural setting, conveyed in taut, workmanlike prose. Thoreau's evocative renderings of the life of the primitive forest--its mountains, waterways, fauna, flora, and inhabitants--are valuable in themselves. But his impassioned protest against despoilment in the name of commerce and sport, which even by the 1850s threatened to deprive Americans of the "tonic of wildness," makes The Maine Woods an especially vital book for our time. This edition presents Thoreau's fullest account of the wilderness as he intended it
Civil disobedience by Henry David Thoreau( )

82 editions published between 1849 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Disgusted by slavery and the Mexican War, Thoreau gave lectures on, 'The Rights and Duties of the Individual in relation to Government', which became the basis for this 1849 essay originally titled, 'Resistance to Civil Government'. Cited by both Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. as influential in their drive to create positive change through nonviolent means, Thoreau's essay is just as applicable today as people search for their own role in making society better." -- Introduction, page [3]
A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers ; Walden, or, Life in the woods ; The Maine woods ; Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry David Thoreau wrote four full-length works, collected here in a single volume. Interweaving natural observation, personal experience, and historical lore, they reveal his brilliance not only as a writer, but as a naturalist, scholar, historian, poet, and philosopher. "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" is based on a boat trip taken with his brother from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire. "Walden" is at once a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, manual of self-reliance, and masterpiece of style. "The Maine Woods" and "Cape Cod" portray landscapes changing irreversibly even as he wrote. The first combines close observation of the unexplored Maine wilderness with a far-sighted plea for conservation; the second is a brilliant and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay." --
A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

221 editions published between 1849 and 2018 in English and held by 2,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a two-week boat and hiking trip from Concord, Mass., to the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Life without principle by Henry David Thoreau( )

29 editions published between 1862 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay is one the Thoreau's strongest judgements of America's constituted society. This goes along with the public address of "Slavery in Massachusetts" and his defense of John Brown
Slavery in Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau( )

14 editions published between 1854 and 2019 in English and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau's country : journey through a transformed landscape by David R Foster( )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at how the land that Thoreau experienced in nineteenth-century New England has changed from open farm land to forrest
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

138 editions published between 1864 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story those who love to walk the length of lonely beaches, for Thoreau walks alone in this book
"Wild apples" and other natural history essays by Henry David Thoreau( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems of Henry Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

75 editions published between 1843 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild fruits : Thoreau's rediscovered last manuscript by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau presents information about the "'unnoticed wild berry whose beauty annually lends a new charm to some wild walk, '" along with what "may be considered Thoreau's last will and testament, in which he protests our desecration of the landscape, reflects on the importance of preserving wild space 'for instruction and recreation, ' and envisions a new American scripture."--Jacket
A plea for Captain John Brown by Henry David Thoreau( )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil disobedience, and other essays by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

95 editions published between 1887 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosopher, naturalist, poet and rugged individualist, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) has inspired generations of readers to think for themselves, to follow the dictates of their own conscience and to make an art of their lives. This representative sampling of his thought includes five of his most frequently cited and read essays: "Civil Disobedience," his most powerful and influential political essay, exalts the law of conscience over civil law. "Life without Principle" distills the essence of Thoreau's philosophy of self-reliance and individualism. "Slavery in Massachusetts" is a searing attack on government condonation of slavery. "A Plea for Captain John Brown" is an eloquent defense of the radical abolitionist, while "Walking" celebrates the joys of that activity and pleads for conservation of the earth's wild places. The latter essay is recognized as one of the pioneer documents in the conservation and national park movement in America
Faith in a seed : the dispersion of seeds, and other late natural history writings by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, published here for the first time, draws on Darwin's theory of natural selection to describe plant ecology
Collected essays and poems by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essential writings features Thoreau's poetry and essays on nature, materialism, conformity, and politics; including such works as "Slavery in Massachusetts," "Civil Disobedience," "A Winter Walk," and "Life Without Principle."
A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-slavery and reform papers by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

96 editions published between 1865 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around 1,500 copies of this first edition of Thoreau?s work exist today. While "A Yankee in Canada" is an interesting and valuable account of Thoreau?s trip to the north, the true value of this book lies in the second half among the "Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers." It is the first time that Thoreau?s essay "Civil Disobedience" was published in book form. Thoreau was a lifelong abolitionist who refused any government that supported the institution of slavery. He held that the best government is the one that governs the least. A government of the majority does not make it right because a majority does not guarantee morality. "Civil Disobedience" has inspired countless people through history, including some of the world?s greatest moral leaders like Mahatma Ghandi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy
Walden by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

238 editions published between 1184 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his bare hands, an axe, and a plentiful supply of Yankee grit, Thoreau carved out his own way of life and thought on the banks of Walden Pond. Although Thoreau's works may be obtained in twenty volumes, he will probably remain for the world at large the author of one book, the logbook of his woodland cruise, Walden
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A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers ; Walden, or, Life in the woods ; The Maine woods ; Cape Cod
WaldenWalkingThe Maine woodsCivil disobedienceA week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers ; Walden, or, Life in the woods ; The Maine woods ; Cape CodA week on the Concord and Merrimack RiversThoreau's country : journey through a transformed landscapeCape Cod
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Henry David Thoreau American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist (1817–1862)

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