In this engaging biography, Firkins provides a comprehensive account of Emerson’s life and a scholarly review of his writings. A narrative filled with colorful excerpts from Emerson’s letters, journals, and other writings, as well as anecdotes from Emerson’s family and friends, this work brings to life a leading figure of American thought.
About the Author
Oscar W. Firkins (1864–1932) was an American academic, literary critic, dramatist, biographer, and poet. A professor at the University of Minnesota for more than forty years, his Selected Essays was published in 1933, a compilation of his best work in the field of the critical essay.