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The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Written by Ralph Waldo EmersonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Edited by Brooks AtkinsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Brooks Atkinson
Introduction by Mary OliverAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mary Oliver

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: September 12, 2000
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-78322-0 (0-679-78322-9)
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The definitive collection of Emerson's major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life's work of a true "American Scholar."

As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized "the splendid labyrinth of one's own perceptions." More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American. Matthew Arnold called Emerson's essays "the most important work done in prose."