Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher and seer

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher and seer


A biography written by A. Bronson Alcott


A biography about American Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of many published works by A. Bronson Alcott. He published everything from letters and journals to philosophies on education reform, but the publishing of this praise of Emerson, his friend, mentor, and fellow American Transcendentalist, was something that he enjoyed quite especially.

According to the publisher's preface, the essay was written before the passing of Emerson. This biographical piece was printed for Emerson as a birthday present and later published in limited print in 1882, the year Emerson succumbed to pneumonia.

This is a copy of the first page of "Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher and seer / an estimate of his character and genius in prose and verse," written by A. Bronson Alcott, published in London in 1889.


A. Bronson Alcott


Open Library OL24178561M


E. Stock in London


Published 1889