The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics)

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics) Author Ralph Waldo Emerson
ISBN-10 0679783229
ISBN-13 9780679783220
Year 2000-09-12
Pages 880
Language English
Publisher Modern Library
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Introduction by Mary Oliver Commentary by Henry James Robert Frost Matthew Arnold Oliver Wendell Holmes and Henry David Thoreau The definitive collection of Emersons major speeches essays and poetry The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the lifes work of a true American Scholar As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual emphasized independent thought and prized the splendid labyrinth of ones own perceptions More than any writer of his time he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American Matthew Arnold called Emersons essays the most important work done in prose INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE

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