The American Scholar

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9781528718561 - The American Scholar - Ralph Waldo Emerson
9781528718561 - The American Scholar - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The American Scholar

On August 31, 1837 at the First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Emerson first gave his speech “The American Scholar” in front of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard College. Within it, he employs Transcendentalist and Romantic ideas in an attempt to explain an American scholar’s relationship to nature. A fascinating speech that will appeal to those with an interest in the transcendentalist movement and philosophy in general.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), more commonly referred to as simply Waldo, was an American lecturer, essayist, poet, philosopher, and leader of the mid-1900s transcendentalist movement. Emerson wrote on a number of subjects and became a symbol of individualism, presenting his ideas through his many essays and over 1,500 lectures. On August 31, 1837 at the First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Emerson first gave his speech “The American Scholar” in front of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard College. Within it, he employs Transcendentalist and Romantic ideas in an attempt to explain an American scholar’s relationship to nature. A fascinating speech that will appeal to those with an interest in the transcendentalist movement and philosophy in general. Other notable works by this author include: “Nature” (1836), “Poems” (1847), and “Nature, Addresses and Lectures” (1849). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly republishing this classic lecture now in a new edition complete with an introductory biography of the author by William Peterfield Trent.

Book Details

Author

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imprint

Read & Co. Great Essays

ISBN

9781528718561, 9781528791601

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Pages

84

Publication Date

07 December 2020

Dimensions 4 × 6 in

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