Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature" is perhaps the greatest original work of philosophy written by an American. This specially-prepared edition includes a foreword on the origin and significance the book.
"Emerson defined genius as the ability to see the miraculous in the commonplace, and to take old truths and express them in a new way. "Nature" is a perfect example of such genius. Its pages are alive, brimming with fresh and startling insights grounded in the soil of ancient wisdom." (From the foreword)