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Essays: First and Second Series, written by legendary author Ralph Waldo Emerson is widely considered to be one of the greatest classic and historical texts of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Essays: First and Second Series is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Ralph Waldo Emerson is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books International and beautifully produced, Essays: First and Second Series would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.
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Our most eloquent champion of individualism, Emerson acknowledges at the same time the countervailing pressures of society in American life. Even as he extols what he called "the great and crescive self," he dramatizes and records its vicissitudes. Here is a collection of his classic essays, including the exhortation to "Self-Reliance" and the embattled realizations of "Circles" and "Experience." Here, too, are his wide-ranging discourses on history, art, politics, nature, friendship, love, and much more.
For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by major American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome and durable paperback books. A distinguished author has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the choice of the text, and notes.About the Author:
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), 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 groundbreaking 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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Book Description CreateSpace, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1452801649
Book Description CreateSpace, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 342 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.78 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1452801649
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