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This timeless collection of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson includes Nature, and several other of his highly acclaimed works.
Published in the 1830s and 1840s, the treatises contained within this book discuss a variety of subjects. The principle, titular essay examines the natural world and man's relation to it. In addition to this, Emerson shares his thoughts on the importance of political idealism, and its force in driving social progress and nationwide development.
Other subjects in this edition include the nature of man's spirit, whom Emerson held as freest operating of its own, individual volition, and thoughts on beauty as a phenomena and as perceived by the beholder.
Throughout his life, Emerson vaunted the value of individualism - living through the era of the United States' westward expansion, his eloquent beliefs awoke the spirit of self-reliance and adventure which the USA became renowned for in the 19th century. He remains widely read to this day by enthusiasts of US history and literature, as well as scholars and students of the period.