The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Paperback)

By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred R. Ferguson (Editor), Jean Ferguson Carr (Editor)

Belknap Press, 9780674267206, 410pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 1987



Emerson, Alfred Kazin observes in his Introduction, "was a great writer who turned the essay into a form all his own." His celebrated essays--the twelve published in "Essays: First Series" (1841) and eight in "Essays: Second Series" (1844)--are here presented for the first time in an authoritative one-volume edition, which incorporates all the changes and corrections Emerson made after their initial publication.