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Ralph Waldo Emerson

[1803-1882]


portrait of Transcendentalist author & poet Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]          short profile

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"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate,
to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."

"Insist on yourself; never imitate. Every great man is unique."

"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect."

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


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liked to be called 'Waldo'

Ralph Waldo Emerson entry at Wikipedia
Transcendentalism entry at Wikipedia
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website
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listed #13 on The Atlantic Monthly's Top 100 Most Influential Figures in American History [Dec 2006]



Primary Works
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Library of America Ralph Waldo Emerson   Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures [1983]
Edited by Joel Porte

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [11/83] for $23.10
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Collected Poems and Translations [1994]
Edited by Harold Bloom & Paul Kane

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/94] for $25.55
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays & Poems [1996]
Edited by Harold Bloom & Paul Kane

Library of America College Editions pb [5/96] for $15.95

essay "Nature" [Sept 1836] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_(essay)

"Concord Hymn" [4 July 1837] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord_Hymn

speech "The American Scholar" [Aug 1837] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Scholar
which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's 'Intellectual Declaration of Independence'
www.jjnet.cfom/emerson/amscholar.htm

"Essays: First Series" [1841]
essay "Circles" [1841]
essay "Compensation" [1841] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compensation_(essay)
essay "The Over-Soul" [1841] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over-soul
essay "Self-Reliance" [1841] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Reliance

lecture "New England Reformers" [March 1844]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Reformers

"Essays: Second Series" [1844]
essay "Experience" [1844]
essay "The Poet" [1844] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Poet_(Ralph_Waldo_Emerson)
essay "Politics" [1844] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_(essay)

"Poems" [1847]
"Representative Men" [1850]
"English Traits" [1856]
"The Conduct of Life" [1860] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conduct_of_Life
"May Day and Other Poems" [1867]
"Society and Solitude" [1870]
"Letters and Social Aims" [1876]


"The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson" [1904]
Edited by Edward Waldo Emerson

Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau for Kindle   "Voices of Transcendentalism: The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau" for Kindle [2008]
Kindle Edition from C&C Web Press [2008] for $1.99
with "an active table of contents"; 32 works by Emerson including: "The American Scholar", "Compen-sation", "Concord Hymn", "The Conservative", "Divinity School Address", "The Method of Nature", "Nature", "New England Reformers", "The Over-Soul", "The Poet", "Self-Reliance", "The Transcen-dentalist" & "The Young American"; and 12 works by Henry David Thoreau including: "A Week On The Concord and Merrimack Rivers", "Civil Disobedience", "Life Without Principle", "The Landlord", "Walden" & "Walking"



Plays, Motion Pictures & Videos
incomplete Ralph Waldo Emerson credits at Internet Movie database

"Snowbound" [1920 silent short] based on Emerson's poem "The Snowstorm"
and on another poem by John Greenleaf Whittier http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134105/

"Ralph Waldo Emerson" bio short [1922 silent] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494429/



Works About Ralph Waldo Emerson

New England Poets Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Whittier book by William Cranston Lawton  "The New England Poets: A Study of Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Whittier" [1898] by William Cranston Lawton [1853-1941]
BiblioBazaar 10x7½ pb [1/2009] for $23.99
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [1/2009] for $30.99

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64] Page

An American Bible 1911 book edited by Alice Hubbard  "An American Bible: The Humor, Wit, Wisdom, Religion & Philosophy of Eight Great Americans" [1911] Edited by Alice Hubbard
chapters/topics are Introduction, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin Franklin, Elbert Hubbard, Robert G. Ingersoll, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Paine, and Walt Whitman
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1/2014] for 99’ {sic}
Univ California Libraries {blue cover} 8x5 pb [1918 facsimile] for $25.64
Roycrofters 7¼x5 hardcover [1911] out of print/used

"New England Men of Letters" [Macmillan 1972]
by Wilson Sullivan ISBN 0027886808

"Ralph Waldo Emerson: Days of Encounter" [Little, Brown 1984]
by John McAleer ISBN 0316553417

"Emerson: The Mind on Fire" [Univ CA Press 1995]
by Robert D. Richardson, Jr. ISBN 0-520-08808-5 + /0520206894/

"Emerson Among the Eccentrics: A Group Portrait"
[Viking Press 1996] by Carlos Baker ISBN 0-670-86675-X

"Emerson" [Belknap/Harvard 2003] by Lawrence Buell
http://www.amazon.com/Emerson-Lawrence-Buell/dp/0674016270/
http://www.amazon.com/Emerson-Lawrence-Buell/dp/0674011392/

"New Morning: Emerson In The Twentieth Century"

Concord Quartet - Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau book by Samuel Schreiner, Jr.  "The Concord Quartet: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, and The Friendship That Freed The American Mind" [2006]
by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr.

Wiley & Sons hardcover [8/2006] for $17.58

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64] Page
see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Henry David Thoreau [1817-62] Page

American Bloomsbury book by Susan Cheever  "American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne & Henry David Thoreau - Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work" [2006] by Susan Cheever
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6 pb [9/2007] for $10.20
Simon & Schuster 9½x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [12/2006] out of print/dozens used

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64] Page
see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Henry David Thoreau [1817-62] Page

Emerson on the Creative Process book by Robert D. Richardson  
"First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson On The Creative Process" [2009]
by Robert D. Richardson

Univ Iowa Press 8¼x5¼ hardcover [2/2009] for $13.10

"A Home For Mr. Emerson" [ages 8-12] by Barbara Kerley,
Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham 9780545350884



Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism entry at Wikipedia
"Transcendentalism was the New England movement of the 1830s and 1840s that brought together Romanticism in
literature and social reform in politics. Its partisans argued for the rights of women, the abolition of slavery, and, in some
cases, the socialization of labor and equal distribution of profits. They were America’s first avant-garde."

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L i n k s
Ralph Waldo Emerson entry at Wikipedia
'Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson' site
'Emerson Central'
http://www.transcendentalists.com/
http://www.robpiccoli.it/Emerson/index.html
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/emerson/
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/emerson/
purl.VT.edu/vtdocs/books/emerson (9/2K)
www.vt.edu/vt98/academics/books/emerson
CSPAN: http://www.americanwriters.org/writers/emerson.asp



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