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Published by J.M. Dent in London .
Written in English


  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, -- 1803-1882.,
  • Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.

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Statementby Van Wyck Emerson.
The Physical Object
Pagination315 p. ;
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19189364M

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Emerson's book, "Nature," is regarded as "the first document of that remarkable outburst of Romanticism on Puritan ground." It was published in September, Only a few copies were sold, and twelve years elapsed before a new edition was called for. There are few people as quoted and quotable as Ralph Waldo Emerson, founder of the transcendental movement and author of classic essays as Self-Reliance, Nature, and The American Scholar. Emerson began his career as a Unitarian minister and later put those oratory skills to move us toward a better society. More remains written on him than by him. Jul 22,  · Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American Transcendentalist poet, philosopher and essayist during the 19th century. One of his best-known essays is "Self-Reliance.”. His complete collection of papers, including more than 14, note cards of Emerson’s life and letters, is housed in the archives of Columbia University where Rusk was a professor of English for almost thirty years. More about this author >.

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