The Conduct of Life

The Conduct of Life

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson's The Conduct of Life is among the gems of his mature works. First published in the year of Abraham Lincoln's election as President, this work poses the questions of human freedom and fate. The book, here newly edited from the original 1860 edition and fully annotated to illuminate and trace Emerson's references, is a great classic of American philosophy and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434100498
Publisher: Boomer Books
Publication date: 07/30/2008
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 0.48(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

About the Author

Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1821, he took over as director of his brother's school for girls. In 1823, he wrote the poem "Good-Bye." In 1832, he became a Transcendentalist, leading to the later essays "Self-Reliance" and "The American Scholar." Emerson continued to write and lecture into the late 1870s. He died on April 27, 1882, in Concord, Massachusetts.

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