Essays, Second Series - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essays, Second Series - Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Essays, Second Series - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essays: Second Series is a series of essays written by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1844, concerning transcendentalism. It is the second volume of Emerson's Essays, the first being Essays: First Series. This book contains:

"The Poet",
"Experience",
"Character",
"Manners",
"Gifts",
"Nature",
"Politics",
"Nominalist and Realist",
"New England Reformers".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988357065
Publisher: DIAMOND PUBLISHERS
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882), known professionally as Waldo Emerson, was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, "Nature". Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled "The American Scholar" in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence".

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