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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. 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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    • By Leah Twitchell on 07-31-16

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    • 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

    • 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.

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    • Another great from a Great.

    • By Reid Hicks on 05-18-18

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    • Nature

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 51 mins
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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. Within the essay, Emerson divides nature into four usages: commodity, beauty, language and discipline. These distinctions define how humans use nature for their basic needs, their desire for delight, their communication with one another, and their understanding of the world.

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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.

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    • Essays

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
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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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    • Rich, Wonderful, and Insightful

    • By Hank on 07-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Self-Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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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

    • The American Scholar

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    The American Scholar was a speech given by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1837 to the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard College. Emerson argues that American culture, still heavily influenced by Europe, could build a new, distinctly American cultural identity. Emerson uses Transcendentalist and Romantic points of view to explain a true American scholar's relationship to nature.

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    • 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 4 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.

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    • Decent book, Awful performance

    • By L. A. on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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.

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    • Compensation

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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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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    • 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.

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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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    • By Jordan on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $7.00

    • 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
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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.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Mastery Collection: Meditations, The Art of War, and Self Reliance

    • By: Marcus Aurelius, Sun Tzu, Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: John York
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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    Meditations, The Art of War, and Self Reliance are three famous books that will help you achieve mastery in life. Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise written by strategist Sun Tzu. Each chapter is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics. Self Reliance is an essay written in 1841 by American transcendentalist philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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    • 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.

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    • Gifts

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 11 mins
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    In Gifts, Ralph Waldo Emerson muses on the function of and expectations surrounding the giving of gifs. He touches on what gifts communicate about the nature of the giver and receiver and how the best kind of gift is a gift of love. 

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    • Gifts are for the giver not reciever

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Self Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Self-Reliance, an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841, is arguable Emerson's most influential piece. Self-Reliance does a masterful job expanding on one of Emerson's most frequently spoken themes of how individuals should follow their own ideas and instincts. The essay has three major divisions: the importance of self-reliance, self-reliance and the individual, and self-reliance and society, each containing timeless teachings.

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    • Prudence

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
    • Length: 36 mins
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    The essay on Prudence was given as a lecture in a course on Human Culture in the winter of 1837-8. It was published in the first series of essays, which appeared in 1841. In it, Emerson describes Prudence as, "The virtue of the senses and admits to having little of it in himself."

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    • The Spiritual Light of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Newton Dillaway
    • Narrated by: Richard Kiley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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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.

    Regular price: $11.86

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