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Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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ISBN-10: 0679783229

ISBN-13: 9780679783220

Edition: 2000 (Annual)

Authors: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary Oliver, Brooks Atkinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This volume contains a selection of the writing's of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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…    

Mary Oliver was born in Maple Heights, Ohio on September 10, 1935. She attended Ohio State University and Vassar College, but did not receive a degree. Her first collection of poems, No Voyage and Other Poems, was published in 1963. Her other works include White Pine, West Wind, Why I Wake Early, Thirst, Red Bird, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems, A Thousand Mornings, and Blue Horses: Poems. She has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for American Primitive, the Christopher Award and the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for House of Light, and the National Book Award for New and Selected Poems. Her books of prose include A Poetry Handbook, Blue Pastures, Rules for the Dance: A…    

Nature the American Scholar an Address the Transcendentalist the Lord’s Supper Essays: First Series
History Self-Reliance Compensation Spiritual Laws Love Friendship Prudence Heroism The Over-Soul Heroism Intellect Art
Essays: Second Series
The Poet Experience Character Manners Gifts Nature Politics Nominalist and Realist New England Reformers
Plato: or, the Philosopher Napoleon: or, the Man of the World English Traits
First Visit to England
Voyage to England
The “Times”
Speech at Manchester
Conduct of Life
Wealth Culture
Society and Solitude Farming Poems
Good-bye The Problem Uriel
The Rhodora
The Humble-Bee
The Snow-storm Ode Forbearance Forerunners Give All to Love Threnody Concord Hymn May-Day
The Adirondacs Brama Merlin’s Song Hymn Days Character Walden Lines to Ellen Self-Reliance Webster
Ezra Ripley, D.D. Emancipation in the British West Indies the Fugitive Slave Law John Brown the Emancipation Proclamation Thoreau Abraham Lincoln Carlyle
Commentary Reading Group Guide