Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803-1882)

  • Title: Essays
  • Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Publish Date: 1841
  • Publisher: Boston; James Monroe and Company

Ralph Waldo Emerson, of Boston, created essays, poetry, and philosophies that were influenced by “English and German Romanticism, Neoplatonism, Kantianism, and Hinduism (Goodman, 2020)”. Emerson Essays focus on specific subjects of his philosophies including, “History”, “Self-Reliance”, “Friendship”, etc. His works became influential to writers and thinkers throughout history including; Henry David Thoreau, John Dewey, and Friedrich Nietzsche. (Goodman). This indicates one element of Emerson’s contribution to book history and the book cycle, as his works inspired others which results in the creation of more books. (Image sources: Essays archive.org, Emerson photo Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

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