The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume VII, Society and Solitude

The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume VII, Society and Solitude

by Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674026276

ISBN-13: 9780674026278

Pub. Date: 01/15/2008

Publisher: Harvard

Society and Solitude, published in 1870, was the first collection of essays Emerson had put into press since The Conduct of Life ten years earlier. Of the twelve essays included in the volume, he had previously published seven in whole or in part: "Society and Solitude," "Civilization," "Art," "Eloquence," "Domestic Life," "Books," and "Old Age."

Overview

Society and Solitude, published in 1870, was the first collection of essays Emerson had put into press since The Conduct of Life ten years earlier. Of the twelve essays included in the volume, he had previously published seven in whole or in part: "Society and Solitude," "Civilization," "Art," "Eloquence," "Domestic Life," "Books," and "Old Age." Emerson added five previously unpublished lectures or essays, "Works and Days," "Clubs," "Courage," "Success," and "Farming."
This edition is based on Emerson's holograph manuscripts and published sources. The text incorporates corrections and revisions he recorded in both sources, and thus restores for the reader the text he actually wrote. Although he is still visibly the insistent optimist of his early and middle career, here Emerson assumes a more pragmatic attitude than formerly toward the life of the mind and the imagination. Society and Solitude captures the penultimate expression of Emersonian Transcendentalism and Romanticism.
Historical Introduction, Notes, and Parallel Passages by Ronald A. Bosco
Text Established and Textual Introduction and Apparatus by Douglas Emory Wilson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674026278
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
01/15/2008
Series:
Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Series, #7
Pages:
542
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Note on Numbering and Documentation

Abbreviations

Historical Introduction

Statement of Editorial Principles

Textual Introduction

Society and Solitude

1. Society and Solitude

2. Civilization

3. Art

4. Eloquence

5. Domestic Life

6. Farming

7. Works and Days

8. Books

9. Clubs

10. Courage

11. Success

12. Old Age

Notes

Textual Apparatus

Annex A: The Text of "American Civilization"

Annex B: Pre-copy-text Variants in "Farming"

Annex C: The Manuscripts

Appendix to Annex C: Alterations in the Manuscripts

Annex D: Emerson's Corrections and Emendations

Annex E: Parallel Passages

Index

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