Emerson Selected Journals 1841-1877
Selected Journals, 1841-1877
This major new volume offers a wide selection of works from Emerson's lectures and essays, including some that have seldom been reprinted such as "Quotation and Originality." In addition, leading Emerson critic Richard Poirier provides helpful annotations to a generous selection of poems, making this the most accessible edition of Emerson currently available.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) settled in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1834, where he began a career as a public lecturer. Every year Emerson made a lecture tour, the source of most of his essays. His principal publications include
Nature (1836), two volumes of
Essays (1841, 1844),
Representative Men (1850),
The Conduct of Life (1860), and
Society and Solitude (1870).
Lawrence Rosenwald, editor, is Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature at Wellesley College and the author of
Emerson and the Art of the Diary.