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Download Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Essays Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (975 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson Narrator: Jim Killave Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Emerson's ideas are alive and well and very much with us today. Consider that Emerson, now an establishment figure, was a rebel in his time. He could find no relevance in established religion. But, unlike others, he set out to reform it. Many of his ideas now seem obvious and as American as apple pie. But until he spelled them out, no one had thought that Nature was God speaking to man or that wisdom and knowledge flowed from an active not just a contemplative life - or that society might be hostile to new ideas just out of cussedness rather than conviction. His ideas anticipated Thoreau and Whitman, and this collection of his thoughts puts us in touch with the person who hatched many of the ideas that today are as much a part of us as the air we breathe.

Essays included:

  • The American Scholar
  • Self-Reliance
  • A Divinity School Address
  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Prudence
  • The Transcendentalist
  • Compensation
  • Spiritual Laws Download and start listening now!

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    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alexis Russell | 2/13/2014

      " Emerson's climb into the transcendental views of a new society, and the accounts of his trials, allow his pupils to come Into the mindset of his own experiences. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John | 2/13/2014

      " Older obscure words and references but a great book indeed. I will read this again soon. "

    • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Newby | 2/11/2014

      " Same as Thoreau. Just no my thing. "

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      " Read the introduction to "Nature" and you will understand me better. "

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