By William E. Cain
As an essayist, thinker, ex-pencil producer, infamous hermit, tax protester, and all-around unique philosopher, Thoreau led so singular a lifestyles that he's in many ways an ideal candidate for the ancient and biographical remedies made attainable by means of the Historical courses to American Authors sequence layout. William E. Cain, the amount editor, contains contributions on his courting with nineteenth century authority and ideas of the land, which may help the volume's achieve past those that learn Thoreau for illumination to these basic readers who love him for embodying the spirit of yank rebellion.
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