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Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American poet, Harvard graduate, philosopher, and lecturer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1803, Emerson was the son of a Unitarian minister who tragically died before the author reached the age of eight. At 14, Emerson went to Harvard College, where he started a journal that would come to be known as "Wide World."

After graduating from Harvard, Emerson's poor health forced him to move south. He eventually came to rest in St. Augustine, Florida, where he began writing poetry. Emerson also encountered many influences on his journeys through Europe. His first essay, Nature, was published in 1836. Just a year later the poet gave his famous speech, "The American Scholar," to students at Cambridge. Emerson went on to write many more speeches and lectured throughout the country. In his later years, Emerson suffered from mental ailments which made it increasingly difficult to write. He died of pneumonia in 1882.

Nature, Emerson's first work, posits that every element of nature is a divine entity. The essay is available in audiobook download format. Selected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1, available for audio download, is a collection of five hand-picked essays from Emerson's early years. It's sequel, Selected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Volume 2, contains five more works including The Poet, Gifts, Politics, and Illusions. And many other essays from Emerson are available on audio right here on LearnOutLoud.com. For some free Emerson listening check out our LearnOutLoud.com podcast The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson Podcast.

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LearnOutLoud.com presents the Selected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson Podcast. Born in 1803, Emerson was renowned during the mid 19th century as a philosopher, writer, public orator, naturalist, and spiritual trailblazer.

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In Self Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson formulates his philosophy of self-reliance; an essential part of which is to trust in one's present thoughts and impressions rather than those of other people or of one's past self.

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Using bold imagery and beautifully written language to illustrate his points, Emerson formulates a belief system where nature itself is a divine entity that we can know directly.

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LearnOutLoud.com presents The Selected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1. The 5 essays contained on this audio program have been hand selected and represent specifically Emerson's early career as a writer.

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Part of a larger series of essays in which Emerson examined various historical figures, "Napoleon: Man of the World" is an invaluable study of one of history's great leaders.

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LearnOutLoud.com is pleased to present Volume 2 of The Selected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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This seminal Transcendentalist essay is carefully read by B.R.McKay to convey the beauty of the language and complexity of thought. A virtuoso articulation of the non-dual.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 1882) was an American essayist, philosopher, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid-1800s.

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A series of biographical lectures originally published in 1850. Each chapter is a philosophical treatment of the life of an intellectual. The six representatives are Plato, Swedenborg, Shakespeare, Montaigne, Napolean and Goethe.

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"Nature" is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism is put forth, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature.

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