The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Introduction by Mary Oliver
Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau
 
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.”
 
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Disseminating his genius through celebrated essays and the hundreds of public lectures he gave across the United States, Ralph Waldo Emerson led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century and was lionised as a champion of individualism and a staunch critic of the countervailing pressures of society. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Emerson’s life and works
* Detailed introduction to the life of Emerson
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Hundreds of rare poems appearing here for the first time in digital publishing
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Emerson’s letters – spend hours exploring the poet’s personal correspondence
* The complete prose works, with all the essays
* A generous selection of early, middle and late journals – appearing here for the first time in digital publishing
* Features two biographies – discover Emerson’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson
BRIEF INTRODUCTION: RALPH WALDO EMERSON
THE COMPLETE POEMS

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Books
NATURE: ADDRESSES AND LECTURES
ESSAYS. FIRST SERIES
ESSAYS, SECOND SERIES
REPRESENTATIVE MEN
MEMOIRS OF MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI by R. F. Fuller
ENGLISH TRAITS
THE CONDUCT OF LIFE
SOCIETY AND SOLITUDE
LETTERS AND SOCIAL AIMS
LECTURES AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
MISCELLANIES
NATURAL HISTORY OF INTELLECT AND OTHER PAPERS

The Essays
LIST OF ESSAYS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF ESSAYS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Letters
THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS CARLYLE AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The Journals
SELECTED JOURNALS

The Biographies
RALPH WALDO EMERSON by Oliver Wendell Holmes
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH by Edward W. Emerson

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Publisher
Modern Library
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Published on
Sep 30, 2009
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Pages
880
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ISBN
9780307419910
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Collections / Essays
Philosophy / Essays
Philosophy / Movements / Transcendentalism
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 One of the leading philosophers of the French Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne is famous for his ‘Essais’ (Essays), which established a new literary form, merging casual anecdotes and autobiography with serious intellectual insight. This comprehensive eBook presents Montaigne’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Montaigne’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the texts

* All the essays, with an individual contents table

* Features THE JOURNAL OF MONTAIGNE’S TRAVELS IN ITALY, SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY — first time in digital publishing

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the essays you want to read

* Includes Montaigne’s letters

* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Montaigne’s contribution to literature

* Features a bonus biography - discover Montaigne’s literary life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Books

THE JOURNAL OF MONTAIGNE’S TRAVELS IN ITALY BY WAY OF SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY IN 1580 AND 1581

THE ESSAYS

THE LETTERS OF MONTAIGNE


The Criticism

MONTAIGNE; OR, THE SKEPTIC by Ralph Waldo Emerson

MONTAIGNE AND SHAKSPERE by J. M. Robertson

SHAKSPERE AND MONTAIGNE by Jacob Feis

MONTAIGNE AND NIETZSCHE by Charles Sarolea

SIEUR DE MONTAIGNE by Andrew Lang

MONTAIGNE by Virginia Woolf


The Biography

THE LIFE OF MONTAIGNE by Charles Cotton


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