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    • Self Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Alana Munro
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. It is the source of one of Emerson's most famous quotations, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." This essay is a considered a watershed moment in which transcendentalism became a major cultural movement. An American classic.

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    • Don't buy this

    • By Leah Twitchell on 07-31-16

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    • Self-Reliance

    • The Unparalleled Vision of Personal Power from America's Greatest Transcendental Philosopher
    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mitch Horowitz - Abridged and Introduced by
    • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
    • Length: 48 mins
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    Self-Reliance is a life-changing experience - its message of nonconformity, self-expression, and personal independence can awaken you to a new, and better, way of living. Now, historian and New Thought scholar Mitch Horowitz has deftly and faithfully retained the most powerful ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson's original classic, and reintroduced this work in this one-of-a-kind condensation. Listenable within the space of an average commute or lunch hour, the experience of Self-Reliance may represent a true turning point in your life.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Nature

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sam Torode - foreword
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature" is perhaps the greatest original work of philosophy written by an American. This specially-prepared edition includes a foreword on the origin and significance the book.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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. Within the essay, Emerson divides nature into four usages: commodity, beauty, language and discipline. These distinctions define the ways by which humans use nature for their basic needs, their desire for delight, their communication with one another, and their understanding of the world.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mastery of Life

    • The Self-Help Classics of Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The great writings of American transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) are not some distant ponderings on life – they are works of the highest practicality, intended to supply guidance and daily help. Emerson’s ideas arose from his simple observations of human existence, with all its pitfalls and possibilities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • archaic concepts permeate, but overall good

    • By Kate McLaglen on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Essays

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson was a leader in the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He is best known for his political philosophy and ideological thoughts on the moral worth of the individual and his work greatly influenced many of the great thinkers of his time, including Henry David Thoreau.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, Wonderful, and Insightful

    • By Hank on 07-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Poets of Nature

    • A Meditation on the Human Connection with Earth
    • By: Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Epstein, Malcolm Ingram, Emma Micklewright, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is hard to top the pleasure of a woodland walk in Spring unless of course you have a lyric poet as your guide. Now that is possible with Poets of Nature. Let Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Bronte, and Ralph Waldo Emerson take you into that realm of Nature "where we seldom wander".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb for relaxation!

    • By Avid Audibler on 11-14-10

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
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    Here in one volume are both the Essays: First Series and Essays: Second Series from one of the most influential philosophers in American history. Although Ralph Waldo Emerson, perhaps America’s most famous philosopher, did not wish to be referred to as a transcendentalist, he is nevertheless considered the founder of this major movement of nineteenth-century American thought. Emerson was influenced by a liberal religious training; theological study; personal contact with the Romanticists Coleridge, Carlyle, and Wordsworth; and a strong indigenous sense of individualism and self-reliance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book ever

    • By Ryan Hunt on 03-05-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Self-Reliance and Other Essays (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • 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, as well as divine providence, to carve out a life. A firm believer in nonconformity, Emerson celebrates the individual and stresses the value of listening to the inner voice unique to each of us - even when it defies society's expectations.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Self-Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A carefully produced edition of Emerson's most famous essay. Beware of other publishers' slapdash editions.

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    • A classic

    • By ellee ven on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Everyday Emerson: The Wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson Paraphrased

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sam Torode
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you've wanted to read Ralph Waldo Emerson but find his 19th-century prose too daunting, help is here.... In Everyday Emerson, best-selling author Sam Torode (The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel) rephrases the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson in contemporary language. The goal is to make Emerson's wisdom applicable to our daily lives, proving that transcendentalism isn't a relic of the past - it's a way of thinking and seeing the world that's still valid and vital.

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    • The Transcendentalist

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson is a paradoxical figure in American society. He represents the very height of individualism and blazing one's own path, but during his lifetime his views were considered so radical that Harvard College, despite Emerson being an honored student there, banned him from speaking for some three decades after he gave his 1838 speech on transcendentalism. Today, of course, Emerson is heralded as one of the great Americans of the 19th century. Harvard even has a building named after him.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • Selected Essays
    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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    Emerson's ideas are alive and well and very much with us today. Consider that Emerson, now an establishment figure, was a rebel in his time. He could find no relevance in established religion. But, unlike others, he set out to reform it. Many of his ideas now seem obvious and as American as apple pie.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Emerson excites; this audiobook doesn't.

    • By Stephen on 10-11-11

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Classic American Poetry

    • By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross, William Hootkins, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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    Walt Whitman said, "...poetry is the voice of the nation, expressing its deepest concerns, ambitions and longings," which is certainly true of the great classic poetry of America. This wide-ranging anthology, from the earliest poets of the 16th century to the present day, reflects the changing preoccupations and visions of Americans, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, and more.

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    • Just dawdle

    • By Kirby on 11-27-03

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Self-Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    This collection of 19th-century essays explores Emerson's thoughts about transcendentalism, individualism, and romanticism. The centerpiece of the collection, Emerson's masterpiece "Self-Reliance", explains the need for individuals to avoid conformity and false consistency so that they will be able to follow their own instincts and ideas.

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    • Self-Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    "To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Whosoever would be a man must be a nonconformist." Ralph Waldo Emerson explores the themes of individuality and self-fulfillment in his most popular essay, "Self-Reliance." In it, he celebrates America's free society, one which places value on the individual, and attacks the institution of religion as one that stifles the soul. Emerson's essays, considered among the best in the English language, have exerted much influence and enjoyed tremendous longevity.

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    • DO NOT BUY

    • By Jordan on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $7.00

    • 100 Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 24 mins
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    In his lifetime, Ralph Waldo Emerson was the most widely known man of letters in America, establishing himself as a prolific poet, essayist, popular lecturer, and advocate of social reforms. He was considered one of the great orators of the time, and his enthusiasm and respect for his audience enraptured crowds. As a poet and philosopher, he led the Transcendentalist movement, which professes the belief that everything in ouf world is a microcosm of the universe, and in the infinitude of individual man.

    Regular price: $4.40

    • Self-Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, who is best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was a a champion of individualism and wrote dozens of essays. Most criics consider "Self-Reliance" his best. It has the most thorough statement of one of Emerson's repeating themes, the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency.

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    • Wonderful

    • By cindilla on 12-15-12

    Regular price: $2.77

    • Self Reliance, Nature, The Transcendentalist

    • Plus Bonus Content
    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Richard Banks, Patrick Jonathan, Greg McCarthy, and others
    • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
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    In this program you will receive unabridged recordings of "Self Reliance", "Nature", and "The Transcendentalist" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. You will also bonus content such as As a Man Thinketh, Morning & Evening Thoughts, From Poverty to Power, Foundation Stones to Happiness & Success, The Enchiridion, and much more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Decent book, Awful performance

    • By L. Aja on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Divinity School Address

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 55 mins
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    The Divinity School Address was delivered by Emerson to the graduating class of Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on July 15, 1838. At the time, the Harvard community was strongly Unitarian, and Emerson's argument for a more transcendental view of God and faith was seen as radical, and touched off a great controversy.

    Regular price: $7.69

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