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The Portable Emerson

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Portable Library

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Author

Carl Bode - Editor

Malcolm Cowley - Editor

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ISBN 9781101174005 | 720 pages | 27 Aug 1981 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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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”; Emerson’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.

Introduction by Carl Bode
A Note on the Selections by Malcolm Cowley
Emerson's Annals

The Transcendentalist
Editor's Note
Nature
The American Scholar
Divinity School Address
The Transcendentalist

Essays: First and Second Series
Editor's Note
History
Self-Reliance
Compensation
Spiritual Laws
The Over-Soul
Circles
The Poet
Experience

Later Essays
Editor's Note
Plato; or, the Philosopher
Napoleon; or, the Man of the World
Fate
Illusions
Society and Solitude

A Yankee Abroad: English Traits
Editor's Note
Land
Race
Ability
Manners
Truth
Character
Cockayne
Wealth
Aristocracy
Universities
Religion
Result

The Yankee Sage
Editor's Note
Letter to President Van Buren
Ezra Ripley, D.D.
The Fugitive Slave Law
Farming
John Brown: Speech at Salem
Thoreau
Historic Notes of Life and Letters in New England
Carlyle

The Bard
Editor's Note
Each and All
The Problem
Uriel
Mithridates
Hamatreya
The Rhodora
The Humble-Bee
The Snow-Storm
Woodnotes: I
Fable
Ode
Compensation
Give All to Love
Merlin (I, II)
Bacchus
Threnody
Concord Hymn
Brahma
Days
Two Rivers
Music
Terminus

Further Reading