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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Selected Bibliography
Bibliography of Secondary Sources on Emerson, 1914-1985
Bibliography of Secondary Sources on Emerson, 1985 to the present
Mr. Emerson and the Critics (class exercise)  
American Transcendentalism

  • The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society includes a chronology of Emerson's life, bibliographies, and information about joining the society.
  • Digital Emerson includes texts and commentary. new
  • The PBS page on Emerson has a brief biography and excerpts from his poetry. new
  • Emerson as a philosopher from the Stanford Online Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • Prof. Ann Woodlief has prepared a hypertext study version of Emerson's Nature. See also the extensive Transcendentalism Web at this site.
  • Emerson in the news:
  • Selected Works Available Online

    Emerson's Essays. Searchable archive of these texts: 
  • Nature; Addresses and Lectures (1849)
  • Essays: First Series (1841)
  • History
  • Self-Reliance
  • Compensation
  • Spiritual Laws
  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Prudence
  • Heroism
  • The Over-Soul
  • Circles
  • Intellect
  • Art
  • Essays: Second Series (1844)
  • Representative Men (1850)
  • English Traits (1856)
  • The Conduct of Life (1860)
  • Uncollected Prose 
  • Early poems, including "Each and All" and "The Rhodora"
    "Brahma" (page images from MOA)

    Full text and page images at Google Books:

    Essays, Second Series
    Nature, and Other Addresses
    English Traits (1879)
    Representative Men; The Conduct of Life

    More free texts available at Google Books

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