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Ralph Waldo Emerson
     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Oscar W. Firkins
 

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Well-researched and related in a lively, engaging style, this volume offers a definitive look at the life and times of 'the sage of Concord.' Emerson possessed a creative and rebellious intellect that led him on a lifelong quest to place universal truths within a framework of social reality. This work traces the development of his often-controversial ideas and their

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Well-researched and related in a lively, engaging style, this volume offers a definitive look at the life and times of 'the sage of Concord.' Emerson possessed a creative and rebellious intellect that led him on a lifelong quest to place universal truths within a framework of social reality. This work traces the development of his often-controversial ideas and their expression, with criticisms of Emerson's early transcendentalist works, poetry, and later writings, as well as a survey of his influence on other authors.

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Blends biography and criticism in an examination of the life and career of one of 19th-century America's foremost thinkers, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882). Traces the development of his often controversial ideas and their expression, evaluates his early transcendentalist works, poetry, and other writing, and surveys his far-reaching influence on other authors. This is an unabridged reprinting of a work originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1915. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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BN ID:
2940019212095
Publisher:
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Company
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
620 KB

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