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Thoreau: A Book of Quotations

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In more than 600 striking, thought-provoking excerpts, grouped under 17 headings, Thoreau rails against injustice, gives voice to his love of nature, and advocates simplicity and conscious living. Note.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by Dover Publications (first published December 20th 2000)
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Thoreau is presented in this text as quotable and somewhat engaging, though this particular edition does not seem to be as well assembled as Twain's quotes also published as a Dover Thrift Edition. Still, the quotes are fairly well arranged and almost as quotable, in my opinion, as Twain's, though the mix of quotes is, one would expect given their different styles, less likely to elicit a chuckle as Thoreau's quotes show a speaker much more academic, less humorous, and in that way, less engaging ...more
Everyone needs a little Thoreau now and then. This little book puts the oft-wordy philosopher into smaller, digestible pieces. SOMEDAY I'll read Walden in it's entirety, until then, I get my Thoreau fix in smaller bites with this book.
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Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau)was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for 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.

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