The Best Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays Poems Addresses

This first Library of America volume of Emerson’s writing covers the most productive period of his life, 1832–1860. Our most eloquent champion of individualism, Emerson acknowledges at the same time the countervailing pressures of society in American life. Even as he extols what he called “the great and crescive self,” he dramatizes and records its vicissitudes.

Here are the indispensable and most renowned works, including “The American Scholar” (“our intellectual Declaration of Independence,” as Oliver Wendell Holmes called it), “The Divinity School Address,” considered atheistic by many of his listeners, the summons to “Self-Reliance,” along with the more embattled realizations of “Circles” and, especially, “Experience.” Here, too, are his wide-ranging portraits of Montaigne, Shakespeare, and other “representative men,” and his astute observations on the habits, lives, and prospects of the English and American people.

This volume includes Emerson’s well-known Nature; Addresses, and Lectures (1849), his Essays: First Series (1841) and Essays: Second Series (1844), plus Representative Men (1850), English Traits (1856), and his later book of essays, The Conduct of Life (1860). These are the works that established Emerson’s colossal reputation in America and found him admirers abroad as diverse as Carlyle, Nietzsche, and Proust.

Emerson’s enduring power is apparent everywhere in American literature: in those, like Whitman and some of the major twentieth-century poets, who seek to corroborate his vision, and among those, like Hawthorne and Melville, who questioned, qualified, and struggled with it. Emerson’s vision reverberates also in the tradition of American philosophy, notably in the writings of William James and John Dewey, in the works of his European admirers, such as Nietzsche, and in the avant-garde theorists of our own day who write on the nature and function of language. The reasons for Emerson’s durability will be obvious to any reader who follows the exhilarating, exploratory movements of his mind in this uniquely full gathering of his work.

Not merely another selection of his essays, this volume includes all his major books in their rich entirety. No other volume conveys so comprehensively the exhilaration and exploratory energy of perhaps America’s greatest writer.


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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson Is the author of books such as Emerson's Antislavery Writings

Ralph Waldo Emerson books

  • Emerson's Antislavery Writings
  • A Year With Emerson
  • An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class In Divinity College By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • An Address Delivered In the Court House In Concord, Massachusetts, On 1st August, 1844
  • An Emerson Calendar
  • An Oration Delivered Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • An Oration, Delivered Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, At Cambridge, August 31, 1837
  • Character
  • Character and Heroism
  • Collected Essays
  • Collected Poems and Translations
  • Collected Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Collected Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume II
  • Collected Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I
  • Compensation
  • Compensation and Self-Reliance
  • Complete Works
  • Complete Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 8
  • Complete Works, Volume 10
  • Culture
  • Culture, Behavior, Beauty
  • Culture, Behavior, Beauty, Books, Art, Eloquence, Power, Wealth, Illusions
  • Culture, Behavior, Beuty Books, Art, Eloquence Power, Wealth, Illusions
  • Early Lectures Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume IIi
  • Education
  • Education, an Essay, and Other Selections --
  • El Espiritu De La Naturaleza
  • Emerson
  • Emerson Day By Day
  • Emerson Essays
  • Emerson Essays and Lectures
  • Emerson In His Journals
  • Emerson On Man and God
  • Emerson's Complete Works
  • Emerson's Complete Works Volume 12
  • Emerson's Complete Works Volume 4
  • Emerson's Complete Works Volume 6
  • Emerson's Complete Works Volume 8
  • Emerson's Complete Works, Volume 1
  • Emerson's Complete Works, Volume 11
  • Emerson's Complete Works, Volume 5
  • Emerson's Complete Works, Volume 9
  • Emerson's Earlier Poems
  • Emerson's Essays - First Series and Second Series - Two Volumes In One
  • Emerson's Essays and Representative Men
  • Emerson's Literary Criticism
  • Emerson's Thoughts On Character
  • Emerson's Works
  • Emerson, the Selected Writings Of Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson's Complete Works
  • Emerson's Essay On Compensation
  • English Traits
  • English Traits and Representative Men
  • English Traits, Representative Men, Other Essays
  • Ensayo Sobre La Naturaleza
  • Esays
  • Essays
  • Essays Lectures
  • Essays Poems
  • Essays 1st 2nd Series
  • Essays and Addresses
  • Essays and English Traits
  • Essays and English Traits By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Essays and Journals
  • Essays and Poems By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Essays and Poems Of Emerson
  • Essays Second Series
  • Essays By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Essays First and Second Series
  • Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson First and Second Series In One Volume
  • Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Including Essays, First and Second Series, English Traits, Nature and Considerations By the Way
  • Essays On History and Intellect
  • Essays Series 1
  • Essays Series 2
  • Essays V2
  • Essays Volume 2
  • Essays, First Series
  • Essays, Lectures and Orations
  • Essays, Orations and Lectures
  • Essays, Volumes 1-2
  • Every Day With Emerson
  • Excerpts From Self Reliance
  • Experience
  • Father, We Thank You
  • Five Essays On Man and Nature
  • Fortune Of the Republic
  • Friendship
  • Friendship and Love
  • Friendship and Other Essays
  • Gesellschaft Und Einsamkeit
  • Gifts
  • Heroism
  • History, Self-Reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, the American Scholar
  • Hitch Your Wagon To a Star and Other Quotations From Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Intellect
  • Journal Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume Vii
  • Journals Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Journals Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1849-1855
  • Journals Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, With Annotations - 1856-1863
  • Journals, With Annotations Edited By Edward Waldo Emerson and Waldo Emerson Forbes
  • Kossuth In New England
  • Lectures and Biographical Sketches
  • Letters and Social Aims
  • Letters From Ralph Waldo Emerson To a Friend 1838-1853
  • Literary Ethics
  • Love and Friendship
  • Manners
  • May-Day
  • May-Day, and Other Pieces
  • Memoirs Of Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • Method Of Nature
  • Miscellanies
  • Miscellanies By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Miscellanies, With an Introd By John Morley
  • Natural History Of Intellect
  • Natural History Of Intellect and Other Papers
  • Nature
  • Nature Adresses and Lectures
  • Nature and Other Essays
  • Nature and Other Writings
  • Nature and Selected Essays
  • Nature and Walking
  • Nature, Addresses, and Lectures
  • Nature, and Other Addresses
  • Neue Essays
  • On Love and Friendship
  • On Man and God
  • Orations, Lectures, and Addresses
  • Orations, Lectures, and Essays
  • Parnassus
  • Poems
  • Poems and Essays
  • Poems By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Poems Household Edition
  • Poems Of Rw Emerson
  • Political Writings
  • Prose Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 3
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays and Lectures
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson On Self Reliance
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Selected Prose and Poetry
  • Records Of a Lifelong Friendship, 1807-1882
  • Representative Men
  • Representative Men Seven Lectures
  • Select Essays and Addresses
  • Selected Essays
  • Selected Essays By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Selected Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Selected Essays, Lectures, and Poems Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Selected Poems
  • Selected Prose and Poetry
  • Selected Writings Of Emerson
  • Selections From Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Selections From Self-Reliance, Friendship, Compensation, and Other Great Writings Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Self-Reliance
  • Self-Reliance Other Essays By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Self-Reliance and Other Essays
  • Self-Reliance, the Over-Soul, and Other Essays
  • So This Then Is the Essay On Self-Reliance
  • Society and Solitude
  • Society and Solitude and Other Essays
  • Society and Solitude, Twelve Chapters
  • Spiritual Emerson
  • Spiritual Laws
  • Success
  • Success, Greatness, Immortality
  • Talks With Emerson
  • Talks With Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Tantalus With a Memorial Note By F B Sanborn
  • The American Scholar
  • The American Scholar Self-Reliance Compensation
  • The Annotated Emerson
  • The Art Of Successful Living
  • The Best Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Best Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays, Poems, Addresses
  • The Complete Essays and Other Writings Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Complete Prose Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Complete Sermons Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Complete Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Complete Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 1
  • The Complete Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 11
  • The Complete Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 12
  • The Complete Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 2
  • The Complete Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 9
  • The Complete Writings Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Concord Hymn and Other Poems
  • The Conduct Of Life
  • The Conduct Of Life and Society and Solitude
  • The Conduct Of Life, Nature
  • The Conduct Of Life, Nature and Other Essays
  • The Divinity School Address
  • The Early Poems Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Emerson Birthday-Book
  • The Essay On Friendship
  • The Essay On Self-Reliance
  • The Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Essential Writings Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Harvard Classics
  • The Heart Of Emerson's Journals
  • The Heart Of Emerson's Journals, Edited By Bliss Perry
  • The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Later Lectures Of Ralph Waldo Emerson 1843-1871
  • The Poems Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Portable Emerson
  • The Prose Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Prose Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson In Two Volumes
  • The Selected Letters Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Selected Writings
  • The Selected Writings Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Selected Writings Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Edited, and With a Biographical Introduction By Brooks Atkinson
  • The Senses and The Soul
  • The Superlative, and Other Essays
  • The Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson 6 Volumes Limited Edition Of 1000 Copies
  • The Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson In One Volume
  • The Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson V5
  • The Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 2
  • The Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 3
  • The Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 5
  • The Writings Of Henry David Thoreau
  • The Writings Of Henry David Thoreau Volume 8
  • The Writings Of Henry David Thoreau With Bibliographical Introductions and Full Indexes In Ten Volumes
  • The Writings Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Thoughts From Emerson
  • Through the Year With Emerson
  • Topical Notebooks Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Transcendentalism
  • Twelve Essays
  • Twelve Essays By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Two Unpublished Essays
  • Uncollected Lectures
  • Uncollected Prose
  • Uncollected Writings
  • Uses Of Great Men
  • Works
  • Works Of Emerson
  • Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 1
  • Works, Volume 1
  • Works, Volume 14
  • Works, Volume 3
  • Works, Volume 8
  • Writings Of Henry David Thoreau Volume 9

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