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Essays

First And Second Series

By Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882

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 is a collection of his classic essays, including the exhortation to "Self-Reliance" and the embattled realizations of "Circles" and "Experience." Here, too, are his wide-ranging discourses on history, art, politics, nature, friendship, love, and much more.

For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by major American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome and durable paperback books. A distinguished author has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the choice of the text, and notes.

Format

Book

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1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 814.3 Eme, Nonfiction

Publish Date

1990

ISBN

0679726128


Format: Book
Author: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
Title: Essays : first and second series / Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Publisher Date: New York : Vintage Books : Library of America, 1990.
Isbn: 0679726128 (alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 814.3 Eme
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Format: Book
Author: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
Title: Essays : first and second series / Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books/The Library of America ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Vintage Books : Library of America, 1990.
Description: xxii, 397 p. ; 20 cm.
Other Author: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Essays, second series.
Other Title: Essays, first series
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover by the Library of America as part of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays and lectures, in 1983"--T.p. verso.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-396).
LCCN: 89040125
ISBN: 0679726128 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 814.3 Eme