Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the forerunners of the American transcendentalist movement in the mid-1800s. At a time when the predominant spiritual theory stated that man was inherently evil, Emerson offered a counterpoint: that goodness was inherent in both man and nature, and to experience the mundane was in itself a spiritual experience.
This collection includes some of his most famous essays, including:
- The American Scholar
- Shakespeare; Or, the Poet