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Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Peter Norberg (Introduction)
159308076X
March 2004
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Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
0451529073
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
From one of the greatest figures of 19th-century America...

This new edition offers a broad view of the author's finest work, featuring his critical essays, poems, and letters, plus a considerable amount of material from the Journals, including an entry discovered in 1964 in the Library of Congress.

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"Standing on the bare ground--my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space--all mean egotism vanishes," Emerson wrote in Nature, his statement of the principles of transcendentalism. "I become a transparent eyeball." Nature, published in 1836 when Emerson was thirty-three, is collected here with his book of observations on the English people; a famous sermon against administering communion in church; a sketch of his...


Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1593083548
August 2005
Hardcover
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
0553213881
Sept 1990
Paperback
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Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
0679783229
September 2000
Paperback
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Review
"I was simmering, simmering, simmering. Emerson brought me to a boil."
--Walt Whitman

Review
"I was simmering, simmering, simmering. Emerson brought me to a boil."
--Walt Whitman

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The Spiritual Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
0807077194
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Review
'It is a great service of this book that it traces [Emerson's] spiritual development . . . [It] is also valuable in establishing the full texture and subtlety of Emerson's much-misunderstood notion of self-reliance and nonconformity.' -Richard Higgins, Boston Globe 'This collection brings together for the first time Emerson's most important writings on spiritual themes, along with a discerning and eminently readable introduction by one of the foremost authorities on Emerson's religious thought.' -Lawrence Buell, Harvard University, author of Literary Transcendentalism and Emerson

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"A guided anthology that takes the reader through Emerson"s own spiritual evolution." —Robert D. Richardson, Jr., author of Emerson: The Mind on FireRalph Waldo Emerson...


Dante Club
Matthew Pearl
0812971043
February 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1865 Boston, not many people spoke Italian. It was much more popular for people to study Latin and Greek; the classic works in these languages were common reading for students and academics. But the small circle of literati in Pearl's inventive novel is bent on translating and publishing Dante's Divine Comedy so that all Americans may learn of the writer's genius. As this group of scholars, poets, publishers and professors readies the manuscript, much more exciting doings are happening outside their circle. The Boston police are hot on the trail of a series of murders taking place around town. In one, a priest is buried alive, his feet set on fire; in another, a man's body is eaten by maggots. It doesn't take a rocket scientist-only a Dante expert-to realize these murders are based on Dante's Inferno and its...


Nature and Other Writings
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1590300998
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
“The mind of Emerson,” literary critic Harold Bloom once wrote, “is the mind of America.” Indeed, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays contain some of the most memorable and important expressions of American thought. Generations of readers have been stirred by Emerson’s ideal of self-reliance, and his vision of nature as a manifestation of the divine spirit has profoundly influenced American naturalists and environmentalists from Thoreau’s time to the present. Poets as diverse as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Allen Ginsberg were inspired by the transcendental flavor of Emerson’s work.
This volume brings together selections from Emerson’s best-loved writings, particularly drawing upon his early work, which is some of his most poignant. Included are excerpts from...


The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism
Megan Marshall
0395389925
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Marshall's outstanding debut is a triple biography making clear that Margaret Fuller wasn't the only woman of substance in Transcendentalist circles in 19th-century Massachusetts. The Peabody sisters were bright, gifted, independent and influential; they knew a host of notables, from Abigail Adams to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Oldest sister Elizabeth, who according to Marshall helped start the Transcendentalist movement, ran a school with Bronson Alcott, who named his third daughter in her honor. Mary made a name for herself first as a teacher and writer, and as the wife of educational reformer Horace Mann, who founded Antioch College. Youngest sister Sophia was an artist whose work included illustrations for her husband, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Only Elizabeth, by all accounts the most intellectual of...


Walden and Other Writings
Henry David Thoreau
0679783342
Nov 2000
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Review
"This book is like an invitation to life's dance."
--E. B. White

Review
"This book is like an invitation to life's dance."
--E. B. White

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Emerson's Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition
Ralph Waldo Emerson
0393967921
March 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
No other series of classic texts achieves the editorial standard of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with contextual and critical materials that bring the work to life for students. Careful editing, first-rate translation, thorough explanatory annotations, chronologies, and selected bibliographies make each text accessible to students while encouraging in-depth study. Each volume in the series is printed on acid-free paper, and every text remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice of excellence for scholarship for students at more than 2,500 colleges and universities worldwide.


The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I
Ralph Waldo Emerson
0674139704
Jan 1971
Hardcover
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Book Description
1849. Emerson was truly the center of the Transcendental movement and the founder of a distinctly American philosophy emphasizing optimism, individuality, and mysticism. He was one of the most influential literary figures of the nineteenth century. In Nature, he laid out most of his ideas and values, which reflected at least ten years of intense study in philosophy, religion, and literature. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

About the Author
Alfred R. Ferguson was, until his death, Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.


Self-Reliance and Other Essays
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1566196981
June 1995
Library Binding
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Book Description
The 6 essays and one address in this volume outline the great transcendentalist’s moral idealism as well as hinting at the later scepticism that colored his thought. In addition to the celebrated title essay, the others included here are "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet" and "Experience," plus the well-known and frequently read Harvard Divinity School Address.


Address Book Friends and Family
Jeffrey Fisher (Illustrator)
0811821471
August 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Jeffrey Fisher's richly painted illustrations have a hand-hewn quality that adds charm to the endearing quotes gathered here on the art of corresponding, calling, and otherwise communicating. "You deserve a longer letter than this," says Jane Austen, "but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve." "Well, if I called the wrong number," asks James Thurber, "why did you answer the phone?" This is a pretty address book, with ample space allotted for phone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. --Jane Steinberg

Book Description
From Jane Austen to Voltaire, Anne Lamott to Dorothy Parker, A Literary Address Book celebrates some of the worldÕs most beloved authors and their thoughts on friendship, correspondence, and writing. The definitive...


Emerson's Essays
Edman Irwin Emerson
0060909064
Aug 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
The only collection of the complete First and Second Series of essays by America's most popular sage, available in an affordable paperback edition. A must for students of American culture and literature.


The Selected Writings
Ralph Waldo Emerson
007554265X
Mar 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
Edited with an Introduction, by Donald McQuade


Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass: 150th Anniversary Edition
Walt Whitman
0195183428
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
As scholarship has made its importance to American letters more manifest, editions of the 1855 version of Whitman's masterpiece have multiplied. This one, prepared in honor of the poem's 150th anniversary, will be hard to beat. Edited by major Americanist Reynolds (Walt Whitman's America, etc.), it comes as close as possible, without being a facsimile, to reproducing Whitman's original text, which he famously self-published. The familiar litho of the young rough with open collar opens the book, and Reynold's terrific and informative afterword closes it, along with contemporary reviews (some written by Whitman himself) and Emerson's famous letter ("I greet you at the beginning of a great career..."). Those who know Whitman only through the beautiful but bloated 1892 "deathbed" edition of Leaves of Grass will find...


Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lawrence Buell
013276783X
Nov 1992
Paperback
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science
A generation ago Prentice Hall's Twentieth Century Views series set the standard for truly useful collections of literary criticism on widely studied authors. These collections of essays, selected and introduced by distinguished scholars, made the most informative and provocative critical work on each writer easily available to students, scholars, and the general public. Now the New Century Views series, co-edited by Richard Brodhead and Maynard Mack, offers volumes of the same excellence for the contemporary moment. Each volume captures and makes accessible the most stimulating critical writing of our time on crucial literary figures of the past and present. Also included in each is an introduction to the author's life and work, a chronology of important dates, and a selected...


The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism
Megan Marshall
0618711694
May 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Marshall's outstanding debut is a triple biography making clear that Margaret Fuller wasn't the only woman of substance in Transcendentalist circles in 19th-century Massachusetts. The Peabody sisters were bright, gifted, independent and influential; they knew a host of notables, from Abigail Adams to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Oldest sister Elizabeth, who according to Marshall helped start the Transcendentalist movement, ran a school with Bronson Alcott, who named his third daughter in her honor. Mary made a name for herself first as a teacher and writer, and as the wife of educational reformer Horace Mann, who founded Antioch College. Youngest sister Sophia was an artist whose work included illustrations for her husband, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Only Elizabeth, by all accounts the most intellectual of...

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