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Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays

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ISBN-10: 1598530844

ISBN-13: 9781598530841

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Douglas Crase

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This major new volume offers a wide selection of works from Emerson's lectures and essays, including some that have seldom been reprinted such as "Quotation and Originality." In addition, leading Emerson critic Richard Poirier provides helpful annotations to a generous selection of poems, making this the most accessible edition of Emerson currently available.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 8/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
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…