This complete edition of Emerson's Essays brings the wisdom and intellectual prowess of the author fully intact to readers.
This edition contains twenty one of Emerson's most famous essays, filled with quotable passages concerning different aspects of humanity and life. Herein are famous texts such as The Poet and The Over-Soul, free of embellishment or editing.
Owing to their unique style, the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson have found an appreciative and admiring audience for two centuries. Seen by many as the guiding light for the individualist philosophy that was to underpin the astonishing growth of the United States, Emerson's essays are a superb demonstration of the rigorous thought and intellectual contributions he made to the world around him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was a tireless and diligent public intellectual who would give over 1500 lectures over the course of his career, educating thousands of people within academia and wider society about his beliefs, principles and personal philosophy.
For the modern reader these essays provide a thoughtful retrospective on the ascendant power that was the United States in the 19th century. Brimming with new and powerful attitudes on art, poetry, society and behaviour, the nation was during Emerson's lifetime to grow immensely in size, scope and global influence.