Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson audiobook

Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Read by Jeff Riggenbach

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455154173

  • ISBN: 9781455154166

  • ISBN: 9781455154180

  • ISBN: 9781455154203

Runtime: 14.03 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Here in one volume are both the Essays: First Series and Essays: Second Series from one of the most influential philosophers in American history.

Although Ralph Waldo Emerson, perhaps America’s most famous philosopher, did not wish to be referred to as a transcendentalist, he is nevertheless considered the founder of this major movement of nineteenth-century American thought. Emerson was influenced by a liberal religious training; theological study; personal contact with the Romanticists Coleridge, Carlyle, and Wordsworth; and a strong indigenous sense of individualism and self-reliance. Emerson’s best work was done between 1836 and 1860, a period which includes his famous Essays.

These essays contain his most important writing and radiate with sensitivity and wonder. Here Emerson’s prose shows him to be both a vigorous thinker and a profound mystic, a man of exquisite feeling combined with stern moral fiber. His strong love of retirement from life, contemplation of the sublime and the mystic, his self-reliance, and his strong character left their stamp not only on such writers as Thoreau, Whitman, and Emily Dickinson but also on the American character at large.

This collection includes the following:

First Series:

  1. History
  2. Self-Reliance
  3. Compensation
  4. Spiritual Laws
  5. Love
  6. Friendship
  7. Prudence
  8. Heroism
  9. The Over-Soul
  10. Circles
  11. Intellect
  12. Art

 

Second Series:

  1. The Poet
  2. Experience
  3. Character
  4. Manners
  5. Gifts
  6. Nature
  7. Politics
  8. Nominalist and Realist

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Emerson’s Essays proclaim the self-reliance of a man who believed himself representative of all men since he felt himself intuitively aware of God’s universal truths. He spoke to a nineteenth century that was ready for an emphasis on individualism and responsive to a new optimism that linked God, nature, and man into a magnificent cosmos…Scholars have written innumerable articles and books attempting to account for Emerson’s influence—which continues to be profound—on American thought. If agreement is ever reached, it seems likely that it will involve acceptance of the claim that Emerson, whatever his value as a philosopher, gave stirring expression to the American faith in the creative capacity of the individual soul.” Masterpieces of World Literature

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Author

Author Bio: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Author Bio: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) was a renowned lecturer and writer whose ideas on philosophy, religion, and literature influenced many writers, including Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. After an undergraduate career at Harvard, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and became an ordained minister. He led the transcendentalist movement in America in the mid-nineteenth century. He is perhaps most well known for his publications Essays and Nature.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 14.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English