Search - List of Books by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 — April 27, 1882) was an American lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thought through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence". Considered one of the great lecturers of the time, Emerson had an enthusiasm and respect for his audience that enraptured crowds.

Emerson wrote most of his important essays as lectures first, then revised them for print. His first two collections of essays — First Series and Second Series, published respectively in 1841 and 1844 — represent the core of his thinking, and include such well-known essays as Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul, Circles, The Poet and Experience. Together with Nature, these essays made the decade from the mid-1830s to the mid-1840s Emerson's most fertile period.

Emerson wrote on a number of subjects, never espousing fixed philosophical tenets, but developing certain ideas such as individuality, freedom, the ability for man to realize almost anything, and the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world. Emerson's "nature" was more philosophical than naturalistic; "Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul."

While his writing style can be seen as somewhat impenetrable, and was thought so even in his own time, Emerson's essays remain one of the linchpins of American thinking, and Emerson's work has influenced nearly every generation of thinker, writer and poet since his time. When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was "the infinitude of the private man."

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Total Books: 1246
Self-Reliance Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature Special Edition
2016 - Nature Special Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781540641939
ISBN-10: 1540641937
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Nature
2016 - Nature (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781540415110
ISBN-10: 1540415112
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Essays
2016 - Essays [Second Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781539556138
ISBN-10: 1539556131
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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Self Reliance
2016 - Self Reliance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781539526384
ISBN-10: 1539526380
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Self-Help, Politics & Social Sciences
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Nature and Walking
2016 - Nature and Walking (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781537056456
ISBN-10: 153705645X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - Selected Poems 1 Gigantic Print Edition
2016 - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Selected Poems 1 Gigantic Print Edition [Bright Reads Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781537150765
ISBN-10: 1537150766
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Conduct of Life
2016 - The Conduct of Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781534661721
ISBN-10: 1534661727
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Emerson's Essays
2016 - Emerson's Essays (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781534824355
ISBN-10: 1534824359
Genres: History, Science & Math, Politics & Social Sciences
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Self-reliance and Other Essays
2016 - Self-reliance and Other Essays (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781534825123
ISBN-10: 1534825126
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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The Complete Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson
2016 - The Complete Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781532969799
ISBN-10: 1532969791
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Essays First Series
2016 - Essays First Series (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781533202123
ISBN-10: 1533202125
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Self Reliance and Other Essays
2016 - Self Reliance and Other Essays [The Millionaire's Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781523263844
ISBN-10: 1523263849
Genres: Self-Help, Politics & Social Sciences
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Essays Second Series
2016 - Essays Second Series (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781530542031
ISBN-10: 1530542030
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Essential Spiritual Writings
2016 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Essential Spiritual Writings [Modern Spiritual Masters] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781626981775
ISBN-10: 1626981779
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences
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Essays  -  First Series
2016 - Essays - First Series (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781523857111
ISBN-10: 1523857110
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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Essays  -  Second Series
2016 - Essays - Second Series (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781523826780
ISBN-10: 1523826789
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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Representative Men
2015 - Representative Men (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781519450036
ISBN-10: 1519450036
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Self-Help
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The Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies An Address Delivered at Concord Massachusetts on 1st August 1844
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Major Poetry
2015 - Ralph Waldo Emerson the Major Poetry (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674049598
ISBN-10: 0674049594
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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Inspiration  Wisdom from the Pen of Ralph Waldo Emerson Over 600 quotes
2015 - The Conduct of Life a Collection of Essays [Ralph Waldo Emerson - Political Philosophy] (Paperback)
2012 - Poems (Paperback)Paperback
2011 - Poems Household Edition [TREDITION CLASSICS] (Paperback)
2010 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays the First and Second Series [Library of America Paperback Classics] (Paperback)Audio Cassette
 
2010 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Selected Journals 1841-1877 [Emerson Selected Journals] (Hardcover)
2010 - Emerson [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Essais De Philosophie Amricaine [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Society (Paperback)
2009 - Miscellanies [Volume 11] (Paperback)
2009 - Gesellschaft Und Einsamkeit [German and German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Emerson's Complete Works Riverside Ed [ed. by J.E. Cabot - 1883] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Works [v. 6] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Nature and Other Essays [Thrift Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Essays and Lectures [Nature: Addresses and Lectures, Essays: First and Second Series, Representative Men, English Traits, and The Conduct of Life] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume I [Cambridge Scholars Publishing Classics Texts] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - May-day [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Essays V2 [1894] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - Hombres Representativos/ Representative Men [Letras Universales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - The Transcendalist [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - The Tao of Emerson [Modern Library] (Hardcover)
2007 - History (Paperback)
2006 - Love (Paperback)
2005 - Essays Poems By Ralph Waldo Emerson [Barnes & Noble Classics Series - Barnes & Noble Classics] (Hardcover)Paperback
2004 - El Espiritu De La Naturaleza [Clasicos De Siempre] (Paperback)
2004 - Emerson Poems [Everyman's Library Pocket Poets] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2004 - Thoreau (Paperback)
2003 - Natur (Paperback)
2003 - Nature and Selected Essays [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)
 
2001 - Emerson's Prose and Poetry [Norton Critical Editions] (Paperback)
1996 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays Poems [Library of America College Editions] (Paperback)
1995 - The VIsion of Emerson [The Spirit of Philosophy] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - Self-reliance and Other Essays [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
1993 - Library of Freedom Emerson's Essays [Library of Freedom] (Hardcover)Paperback
1992 - Essays Poems [Everyman's Library Paper] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1991 - Nature Walking [Concord Library Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
1990 - Ralph Waldo Emerson [The Oxford authors] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Emerson on Transcendentalism [Milestones of Thought Series] (Paperback)Paperback
1978 - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume XIV 1854-1861 [Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1977 - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume XIII 1852-1855 [Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1976 - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume XII 1835-1862 [Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1975 - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume XI 1848-1851 [Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1973 - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume X 1847-1848 [Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1970 - Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks [Journals Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1969 - Selected Prose and Poetry [Rinehart Editions] (Paperback)Paperback
1969 - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume VII 1838-1842 [Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1965 - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume V 1835-1838 [Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1964 - The Early Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume II 1836-1838 [Early Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1961 - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume II 1822-1826 [Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1960 - Selections From Ralph Waldo Emerson [Riverside Editions, A13] (Paperback)
1960 - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume I 1819-1822 [Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1959 - The Early Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume I 1833-1836 [Early Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Hardcover)
1954 - Five Essays on Man and Nature [Crofts Classics] (Paperback)
1883 - Nature Addresses and Lectures - Vol 1 [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
1883 - Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Vol 14 [volume 2 - Notable American Authors] (Other)
1883 - Lectures and Biographical Sketches - Vol 10 [Notable American Authors] (Other)
1860 - Address (Paperback)
Essays and Essays [Charles E. Merrill program in American literature] (Paperback)
Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson [12 Volumes - Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Essays First Series - Vol 2 [Notable American Authors] (Other)
Miscellanies - Vol 11 [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback
English Traits - Vol 5 [Notable American Authors] (Other)
Society and Solitude - Vol 7 [Notable American Authors] (Other)
Letters and Social Aims - Vol 8 [Notable American Authors] (Other)
From Self-reliance [Tale Blazers] (Paperback)
Correspondence Between John Sterling and Ralph Waldo Emerson [Kennikat Press Scholarly Reprints. Series on Literary America in the Nineteenth Century] (Hardcover)
The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson [The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson in Four Volumes, Volume 4] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli/2 Volumes in 1 [Burt Franklin Research & Source Works Series. American Classics in History and Social Science, 241] (Hardcover)