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The Best of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Classics Club)
The Best of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Classics Club Author:Ralph Waldo Emerson In the hall of fame of the world's greatest writers, Ralph Waldo Emerson holds an honored niche which is distinctly and uniquely his own. — He stands supreme in the kingdom of letters in America, just as Shakespeare stands supreme in the literature of England. — From Emerson we have inherited the most honest, most courageous thinking that has ever... more » been done on this side of the Atlantic. His understanding of our nature and aspirations, his grasp of the point and purpose of life itself, go straight to the deep and universal heart of all mankind.
Emerson rightly has been called America's greatest thinker. In his beautifully readable pages are the prophetic democracy of an Abraham Lincoln, the warm brotherhood of a Walt Whitman. the incisive searching of a Socrates, a Marcus Aurelius, a Montaigne. Yet he is nearer to us today than any of the world's other great thinkers because his ideas are conceived, and his wisdom is expressed, in our own language.
Though a profound scholar himself, Emerson had the blessed gift of speaking and writing in terms that all the world could understand. In this volume you will see how clearly and directly he spoke the plain language of all men.
Here are his greatest Essays, Poems and Addresses... the eloquent common sense of Ralph Waldo Emerson clothed in the beauty of the magnificent Classics Club Library binding. Enjoy this matchless volume over and over again, as you see for yourself how superbly it makes your own thinking richer, sounder, more accurate, more powerful.« less