Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.25" long x 1.50" tall
A classic collection of critical essays, poems, and letters from one of the greatest minds of nineteenth-century America.
Charles Johnson's many books includeMiddle Passage, which won the 1990 National Book Award. He lives in Seattle.
Known primarily as the leader of the philosophical movement transcendentalism, which stresses the ties of humans to nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and essayist, was born in Boston in 1803. From a long line of religious leaders, Emerson became the minister of the Second Church (Unitarian) in 1829. He left the church in 1832 because of profound differences in interpretation and doubts about church doctrine. He visited England and met with British writers and philosophers. It was during this first excursion abroad that Emerson formulated his ideas for Self-Reliance. He returned to the United States in 1833 and settled in Concord, Massachusetts. He began lecturing in Boston. His More...
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