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A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson : Historical Guides to American Authors - Joel Myerson

A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Historical Guides to American Authors

By: Joel Myerson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780195120936
Number Of Pages: 332

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There is no question that Emerson has maintained his place as one of the seminal figures in American history and literature. In his time, he was the acknowledged leader of the Transcendentalist movement and his poetic legacy, education ideals, and religious concepts are integral to the formation of American intellectual life. In this volume, Joel Myerson, one of the leading experts on this period, has gathered together sparkling new essays that discuss Emerson as a product of his times. Individual chapters provide an extended biographical study of Emerson and his effect on American life, followed by studies of his concept of individualism, nature and natural science, religion, antislavery, and women's rights.

Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882: A Brief Biographyp. 9
Emerson in His Time
"The Age of the First Person Singular": Emerson and Individualismp. 61
Emerson, Nature, and Natural Sciencep. 101
Emerson and Religionp. 151
Emerson and Antislaveryp. 179
Emerson in the Context of the Woman's Rights Movementp. 211
Illustrated Chronologyp. 251
We Find What We Seek: Emerson and His Biographersp. 269
Bibliographical Essayp. 291
Contributorsp. 311
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780195120936
ISBN-10: 0195120930
Series: Historical Guides to American Authors
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.6  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.48