New Release Books by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau is the author of Walden (2021), Walden Henry David Thoreau Illustrated (2021), The Service (2020), Walking (2021) and other 337 books.

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Walden

release date: Aug 14, 2021
Walden
Walden - Henry David Thoreau - Walden (first published in 1854 as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by American transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau.The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, andto some degreea manual for self-reliance.Walden offers abundant evidence of Thoreau's ability to begin with observations on a mundane incident or the minutiae of nature and then develop these observations into profound ruminations on the most fundamental human concerns. Credited with influencing Tolstoy, Gandhi, and other thinkers, the volume remains a masterpiece of philosophical reflection.

Walden Henry David Thoreau Illustrated

release date: May 30, 2021
Walden Henry David Thoreau Illustrated
In 1845, Thoreau moved to a cabin that he built with his own hands along the shores of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Shedding the trivial ties that he felt bound much of humanity, Thoreau reaped from the land both physically and mentally, and pursued truth in the quiet of nature. In Walden, he explains how separating oneself from the world of men can truly awaken the sleeping self. Thoreau holds fast to the notion that you have not truly existed until you adopt such a lifestyle-and only then can you reenter society, as an enlightened being. These simple but profound musings-as well as "Civil Disobedience," his protest against the government's interference with civil liberty-have inspired many to embrace his philosophy of individualism and love of nature

Walking

release date: Apr 04, 2021
Walking
I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understoodthe art of Walking, that is, of taking walks-who had a genius, so to speak, forsauntering, which word is beautifully derived "from idle people who roved aboutthe country, in the Middle Ages, and asked charity, under pretense of going à laSainte Terre," to the Holy Land, till the children exclaimed, "There goes a SainteTerrer," a Saunterer, a Holy-Lander. They who never go to the Holy Land in theirwalks, as they pretend, are indeed mere idlers and vagabonds; but they who do gothere are saunterers in the good sense, such as I mean. Some, however, wouldderive the word from sans terre without land or a home, which, therefore, in thegood sense, will mean, having no particular home, but equally at home everywhere.For this is the secret of successful sauntering. He who sits still in a house all thetime may be the greatest vagrant of all; but the saunterer, in the good sense, is nomore vagrant than the meandering river, which is all the while sedulously seekingthe shortest course to the sea. But I prefer the first, which, indeed, is the mostprobable derivation. For every walk is a sort of crusade, preached by some Peter theHermit in us, to go forth and reconquer this Holy Land from the hands of theInfidels.

The Transcendentalist Collection

release date: Mar 08, 2021
The Transcendentalist Collection
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau had very different philosophies. Emerson was far more involved with society, while Thoreau wanted to seclude himself as much as possible. However, both thinkers shared a deep and spiritual love of nature which pervades their transcendentalist beliefs. Their approach to nature and self-reliance is an essential component of the American psyche.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

release date: Apr 20, 2020
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
In 1839, Thoreau and his brother took a small boat upriver and back. Some years later, while in his cabin at Walden Pond, he gathered his notes from that journey and other writings from his journals, and composed this, his first book. Like the rivers it describes, the book meanders through varying territories and climates. He writes of the natural surroundings they encounter and of the history of the region, but also takes long and remarkable detours through topics like friendship, history, a comparison of Christianity and Hinduism, Vedic literature, government and conscience, Thoreau’s philosophy of literature, monuments and graveyards, poetry (in particular Ossian, Chaucer, and certain minor Greek poets), and the satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus. Thoreau also includes several poems of his own. Thoreau had the first edition of this book published at his own expense, and at first it struggled to find an audience. “I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes,” he remarked at one point, “over 700 of which I wrote myself.” This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

180 Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die (Vol.1)

release date: Apr 06, 2020
180 Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die (Vol.1)
Invest your time in reading the true masterpieces of world literature, the great works of the greatest masters of their craft, the revolutionary works, the timeless classics and the eternally moving poetry of words and storylines every person should experience in their lifetime: Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman) Siddhartha (Herman Hesse) Middlemarch (George Eliot) The Madman (Kahlil Gibran) Ward No. 6 (Anton Chekhov) Moby-Dick (Herman Melville) The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) The Overcoat (Gogol) Ulysses (James Joyce) Walden (Henry David Thoreau) Hamlet (Shakespeare) Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) Macbeth (Shakespeare) The Waste Land (T. S. Eliot) Odes (John Keats) The Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire) Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) Vanity Fair (Thackeray) Swann's Way (Marcel Proust) Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence) Great Expectations (Charles Dickens) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy) Two Years in the Forbidden City (Princess Der Ling) Les Misérables (Victor Hugo) The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Pepita Jimenez (Juan Valera) The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane) A Room with a View (E. M. Forster) Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser) The Jungle (Upton Sinclair) The Republic (Plato) Meditations (Marcus Aurelius) Art of War (Sun Tzu) Candide (Voltaire) Don Quixote (Cervantes) Decameron (Boccaccio) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Dream Psychology (Sigmund Freud) The Einstein Theory of Relativity The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Agatha Christie) A Study in Scarlet (Arthur Conan Doyle) Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad) The Call of Cthulhu (H. P. Lovecraft) Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells) The Raven (Edgar Allan Poe) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Call of the Wild Alice in Wonderland The Fairytales of Brothers Grimm The Fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen

Civil Disobedience

release date: Feb 06, 2021
Civil Disobedience
Resistance to Civil Government, called Civil Disobedience for short, is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).

Harvard Classics: Complete 51-Volume Anthology

release date: Jul 20, 2019
Harvard Classics: Complete 51-Volume Anthology
Madison & Adams Press presents to you this meticulously edited collection of essential works to read, prepared by Dr. Eliot, the longest running president of the Harvard University: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton's Prose, Browne V. 4 Complete Poems by John Milton V. 5: Essays & English Traits by Emerson V. 6: Poems and Songs by Robert Burns V. 7: The Confessions of Saint Augustine & The Imitation of Christ V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans V. 13: Aeneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan & Walton V. 16: The Thousand and One Nights V. 17: Folklore & Fable: Aesop, Grimm & Andersen V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke: French Revolution… V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27: English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay V. 28: Essays: English and American V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages & Travels V. 34: French & English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books V. 40: English Poetry 1: from Chaucer to Gray V. 41: English Poetry 2: from Collins to Fitzgerald V. 42: English Poetry 3: from Tennyson to Whitman V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44: Sacred Writings 1: Confucian, Hebrew & Christian V. 45: Sacred Writings 2: Christian, Buddhist, Hindu & Mohammedan V. 46: Elizabethan Drama 1: Marlowe & Shakespeare V. 47: Elizabethan Drama 2: Dekker, Jonson, Webster, Massinger, Beaumont and Fletcher V. 48: Thoughts, Letters & Minor Works of Pascal V. 49: Epic and Saga V. 50: The Editor's Introduction & Reader's Guide V. 51: Lectures

Walden: Large Print

release date: Feb 16, 2019
Walden: Large Print
In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his pencil-manufacturing business and began building a cabin on the shore of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. This lyrical yet practical-minded book is at once a record of the 26 months Thoreau spent in withdrawal from society - an account of the daily minutiae of building, planting, hunting, cooking, and, always, observing nature - and a declaration of independence from the oppressive mores of the world he left behind. Elegant, witty, and quietly searching, Walden remains the most persuasive American argument for simplicity of life clarity of conscience.
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