Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name qHarvard Classics, q this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as qDr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, q it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume V features two collections from American poet and philosopher RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882): Essays-on such topics as qThe American Scholar, q qSelf-Reliance, q qFriendship, q qHeroism, q and more-and English Traits, in which he examines the British character as gathered from his travels in England.And it is my duty to say to you, that the need was never greater of new revelation than now. ... the grandeur, that come alone out of the culture of the moral nature, a€” should be heard through the sleep of indolence and over the din of routine.

Title:Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Author:Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher:Cosimo, Inc. - 2010-01-01


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