9780140150940

Portable Emerson : New Edition

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    9780140150940

  • ISBN10:

    0140150943

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1981-09-01
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Summary

This volume, edited by Carl Bode in collaboration with Malcolm Cowley, presents the essential Emerson, selected from works that eloquently express the philosophy of a worldly idealist. The Portable Emerson comprises essays, including "History," "Self-Reliance," "The Over-Soul," "Circles," and "The Poet"; Emersonrs"s first book, Nature, in its entirety; twenty-two poems, including "Uriel," "The Humble-Bee," and "Give All to Love"; orations, including "The American Scholar," "The Fugitive Slave Law," and "John Brown"; English Traits, complete; and biographical essays on Plato, Napoleon, Henry David Thoreau, Thomas Carlyle, and others.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Carl Bode
A Note on the Selections xxxiii
Malcolm Cowley
Emerson's Annals xxxvii
The Transcendentalist
1(110)
Editor's Note
3(4)
Nature
7(44)
The American Scholar
51(21)
Divinity School Address
72(20)
The Transcendentalist
92(19)
Essays: First and Second Series
111(180)
Editor's Note
113(2)
History
115(23)
Self-Reliance
138(27)
Compensation
165(22)
Spiritual Laws
187(22)
The Over-Soul
209(19)
Circles
228(13)
The Poet
241(25)
Experience
266(25)
Later Essays
291(104)
Editor's Note
293(2)
Plato; or, the Philosopher
295(30)
Napoleon; or, the Man of the World
325(21)
Fate
346(29)
Illusions
375(12)
Society and Solitude
387(8)
A Yankee Abroad: English Traits
395(124)
Editor's Note
397(2)
Land
399(6)
Race
405(17)
Ability
422(17)
Manners
439(8)
Truth
447(6)
Character
453(10)
Cockayne
463(5)
Wealth
468(11)
Aristocracy
479(15)
Universities
494(9)
Religion
503(10)
Result
513(6)
The Yankee Sage
519(108)
Editor's Note
521(6)
Letter to President Van Buren
527(5)
Ezra Ripley, D.D.
532(9)
The Fugitive Slave Law
541(17)
Farming
558(11)
John Brown: Speech at Salem
569(4)
Thoreau
573(21)
Historic Notes of Life and Letters in New England
594(27)
Carlyle
621(6)
The Bard
627(42)
Editor's Note
629(2)
Each and All
631(1)
The Problem
632(2)
Uriel
634(2)
Mithridates
636(1)
Hamatreya
637(1)
The Rhodora
638(1)
The Humble-Bee
639(2)
The Snow-Storm
641(1)
Woodnotes: I
642(4)
Fable
646(1)
Ode
646(3)
Compensation
649(1)
Give All to Love
649(2)
Merlin (I, II)
651(3)
Bacchus
654(2)
Threnody
656(8)
Concord Hymn
664(1)
Brahma
665(1)
Days
665(1)
Two Rivers
665(1)
Music
666(1)
Terminus
667(2)
Further Reading 669

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