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Henry David Thoreau

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Tonight, we’ll read a selection from “Cape Cod” by Henry David Thoreau, published in 1908.

Thoreau was an American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher. A leading transcendentalist, he is best known for “Walden”, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience", an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Thoreau travelled to Cape Cod in Massachusetts four times, which inspired this “excursion” or travel book.

If you would like to hear more Thoreau on Snoozecast, check out “The Wild” from March of 2021, along with “Walden” parts 1 and 2, which both aired in 2019.