The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I: Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

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Introduction and Notes by Robert E. Spiller

Text Established by Alfred R. Ferguson

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Editorial Reviews

This volume presents the most definitive, critical, and unmodernized text of Emerson's major published writings from the years 1836-42.
American Literature
The editorial information does not dwarf the work being edited, or make the book unwieldy. This volume of the new Works will serve all needs, from those of the mythical 'general reader' to the most serious Emerson scholar.
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Meet the Author

Alfred R. Ferguson was, until his death, Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
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Table of Contents


The Text

1. Nature

Editors' Note


Chapter I: Nature

Chapter II: Commodity

Chapter III: Beauty

Chapter IV: Language

Chapter V: Discipline

Chapter VI: Idealism

Chapter VII: Spirit

Chapter VIII: Prospects

2. Addresses

The American Scholar

The Divinity School Address

Literary Ethics

The Method of Nature

3. Lectures

Man the Reformer

Lectures on the Times

Introductory Lecture

The Conservative

The Transcendentalist

The Young American


Parallel Passages

Textual Apparatus


Alterations in Copy—Text and Rejected Variants


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