Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are few people as quoted and quotable as Ralph Waldo Emerson, founder of the transcendental movement and author of classic essays as Self-Reliance, Nature, and The American Scholar. Emerson began his career as a Unitarian minister and later put those oratory skills to move us toward a better society. More remains written on him than by him.

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    • Self Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Alana Munro
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    The most thorough statement of one of Emerson's recurrent themes, the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow his or her own instincts and ideas....

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    • By Leah Twitchell on 07-31-16

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    • Self-Reliance and Other Essays (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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    In this definitive collection of essays, including the poignant title essay "Self-Reliance," Ralph Waldo Emerson expounds on the importance of trusting your soul....

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    • This book is like a series of great quotes!

    • By M. Allen on 01-16-19

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    • Essays

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson was a leader in the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century....

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    • By Hank on 07-14-17

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    • Compensation

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Emerson's discourse on the laws of compensation, takes on the notion that one who has money must be wicked and those who do not must be good, among other topics. It appeared in his book Essays, first published in 1841....

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    • Nature

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    This version of Nature is an 1843 revision to the popular essay written and published in 1836. In the original essay, Emerson put forth the foundation of transcendentalism and suggested that reality can be understood by studying nature....

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    • This is NOT Emerson’s famous 1836 Nature book

    • By Andrea L. on 02-18-19

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    • Nature

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    In the essay, Emerson puts forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature....

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    • By Patrick S. on 05-21-19

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    • Manners

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    In Manners, Ralph Waldo Emerson expounds on the meaning of customs and politeness in civil society. He argues that the purpose of manners is more to facilitate the creation and proper working of society and not to establish hierarchies....

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    • Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    In 1834, Ralph Waldo Emerson, formerly a Unitarian minister, began a new career as a public lecturer. Nature (1836), his first published work, contained the essence of his transcendental philosophy. This collection contains 11 of his most celebrated and memorable essays.... 

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    • The Transcendentalist

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson is a paradoxical figure in American society. He represents the height of individualism and blazing one's own path, but during his lifetime his views were considered radical....

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    • Essays. The Second Series

    • Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays
    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    "Essays: The Second Series", is a series of essays written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, published in 1844, concerning transcendentalism...

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