Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essays, First Series v. 2

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Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Some of Emerson s finest and most famous essays, such as Self-Reliance, Compensation, and The Over-Soul, appeared in his "Essays" of 1841, published when he was thirty-seven years old. Preceded by the slim volume "Nature," it was his first full-length book.The present edition provides for the first time an authoritative text of the "Essays," together with an introduction, notes, and supplementary material of great value for the study of Emerson s creative processes. A list of hundreds of parallel passages in his earlier journals and lectures makes it possible to examine in detail how he drew upon those manuscripts (now published), especially the voluminous journals, as grist for the twelve essays. His subsequent alterations of the essays, particularly in the revised edition of 1847, give evidence of the evolution of his thought and style at this stage of his career. While the text incorporates his revisions, so as to represent his final intention, the earlier versions are given at the end of the book.Introduction and Notes by Joseph SlaterText Established by Alfred R. Ferguson and Jean Ferguson Carr"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674139800
ISBN-10: 0674139801
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Major Poetry presents a selection of definitively edited texts that remind us why Emerson s poetry matters and why he remains one of our most important theoreticians of verse. Drawn chiefly from the multivolume Collected Works, each poem is accompanied by a headnote for the student and general reader."

Portable Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson Portable Emerson, Paperback (December 2014)

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays: First and Second Series by Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays: First and Second Series, Paperback / softback (October 2014)

This major new volume offers a wide selection of works from Emerson's lectures and essays, including some that have seldom been reprinted such as "Quotation and Originality." In addition, leading Emerson critic Richard Poirier provides helpful annotations to a generous selection of poems.

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Author Biography - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The late professor Joseph Slater was general editor of The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson until 1996. Alfred R. Ferguson was, until his death, Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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