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  • Self Reliance | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Self Reliance

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated By Alana Munro
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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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  • Poets of Nature: A Meditation on the Human Connection with Earth | Walt Whitman,John Keats,Emily Dickinson,Henry David Thoreau,Emily Bronte,Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Poets of Nature: A Meditation on the Human Connection with Earth

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    • By Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, and others
    • Narrated By Jonathan Epstein, Malcolm Ingram, Emma Micklewright, and others
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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".

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  • Self Reliance, Nature, The Transcendentalist: Plus Bonus Content | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Self Reliance, Nature, The Transcendentalist: Plus Bonus Content

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated By Richard Banks, Patrick Jonathan, Greg McCarthy, and others
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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.

  • Self-Reliance | Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Renaissance Books

    Self-Reliance

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated By Sam Torode
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    A carefully produced edition of Emerson's most famous essay. Beware of other publishers' slapdash editions.

  • Mastery of Life: The Self-Help Classics of Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Mastery of Life: The Self-Help Classics of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated By Mitch Horowitz
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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.

    milo says: "A nice combination of poetry and philosophy."
  • Essays | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Essays

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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.

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  • The Transcendentalist | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The Transcendentalist

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated By Eddie Frierson
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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.

  • Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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.

    Ryan Hunt says: "Best book ever"
  • Classic American Poetry | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,Edgar Allan Poe,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Walt Whitman,Robert Frost,e. e. cummings

    Classic American Poetry

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    • By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others
    • Narrated By Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross, William Hootkins, and others
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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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  • The Spiritual Light of Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ralph Waldo Emerson,Newton Dillaway

    The Spiritual Light of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Newton Dillaway
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    These passages from the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson on religion and spiritual philosophy reveal a metaphysical thought that is quintessentially American and universally relevant to the spiritual needs of today's world. It is seldom that an American philosopher is found among the gurus, mystics, and masters present in the spiritual milieu. Emerson combined the spiritual intuition of the East with the philosophical acumen of the West.

  • Nature | Ralph Waldo Emerson,Sam Torode - foreword

    Nature

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sam Torode - foreword
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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.

  • Sermons to Dispel Anxiety | Ralph Waldo Emerson,Charles Kingsley,James Martineau, more

    Sermons to Dispel Anxiety

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Kingsley, James Martineau, and others
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    An effective alternative to vapid "flavor-of-the-day" pop psychology, these sermons offer deeply founded and time-proven relief for the troubles of the soul. These works provide inspiration for all, religious or not, and are highly entertaining!

    Tracie says: "Very, very inspiring"
  • Self-Reliance | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Self-Reliance

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Redefining the classic essay, this modern edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s most famous work, Self-Reliance, includes self-reflections from both historical and contemporary luminaries. With quotes from the likes of Henry Ford and Helen Keller to modern-day thought leaders like Jesse Dylan, Steve Pressfield, and Milton Glaser, we're reminded of the relevance of Emerson’s powerful words today. Emerson’s words are timeless. Persuasive and convincing, he challenges readers to define their own sense of accomplishment and asks them to measure themselves....

    Dion says: "Must re listen to this a few time! Classic"
  • Self-Reliance | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Self-Reliance

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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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  • Self-Reliance | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Self-Reliance

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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.

  • Auto-Confianza [Self-Reliance]: Nueva Introducción | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Auto-Confianza [Self-Reliance]: Nueva Introducción

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Emerson es el maximo representante del trascendentalismo, una corriente filosofica que impulsa el individualismo, y denuncia la presion de la sociedad sobre el desarrollo personal. Durante sus 78 anos de vida, Emerson dio casi 1,500 conferencias en distintas partes de los Estados Unidos, sobre este tema. Auto-Confianza es una compilacion de algunos de sus mas importantes ensayos, los que el propio Emerson coloco bajo ese nombre.

  • Great American Essays | Ralph Waldo Emerson,Henry David Thoreau,Mark Twain

    Great American Essays

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Jim Killavey
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    Hear some of the greatest American essays ever written! This unabridged collection covers a multitude of subjects, including philosophy, politics, turkeys, and dogs.

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  • The Poetry of America | William Cullen Bryant,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,Edgar Allan Poe,Paul Laurence Dunbar

    The Poetry of America

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others
    • Narrated By Lorelei King, William Hootkins, William Dufris, and others
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    Poetry can sometimes be elusive, the real meaning layered beneath another. In this volume American poets give voice to their nation, their hopes, and their aspirations. Whitman, Emerson, and Dickinson are joined by Poe, Holmes, Dunbar, and others to pleasure our ears and minds with a rambling stroll through their works. It doesn’t define America, but it captures her mood and the flavours of her soul in the early days of the American dream.

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  • Divinity School Address | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Divinity School Address

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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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.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Essays | Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Essays

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    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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.

    Stephen says: "Emerson excites; this audiobook doesn't."
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