Miscellanies – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1906)

S$74.00

Miscellanies – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1906)

S$74.00

Title: Miscellanies, being vol 1 of The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Morley (intro)

Publisher: Macmillan and Co, London, 1906.

Condition: Half-leather with marbled boards. Good. Noticeable wear to cover, minor foxing. Bright gilt to all edges. Text clean, binding tight. 321pp.

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Description

Contents:

  1. Introductory
  2. Nature
  3. The American Scholar
  4. An Address to the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge
  5. Literary Ethics
  6. The Method of Nature
  7. Man the Reformer
  8. Introductory Lecture on the Times
  9. The Conservative
  10. The Transcendentalist
  11. The Young American

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”.