Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1903)


Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1903)


Title: Essays

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: Macmillan & Co, Ltd, 1903.

Condition: Hardcover, leather spine and corners with marbled boards. Lovely book. Corners bumped, wear to top and bottom of spine, but otherwise good. Some foxing of the interior, binding shaken, but otherwise good.

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About Emerson:

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 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 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”.