Ralph Waldo Emerson
Historical Period: The 19th Century
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was a famous writer, orator, and abolitionist. He studied at Harvard Divinity School but made his living as a school master and then as a popular lecturer. He founded the philosophy of transcendentalism.
- Introduction: Plutarch’s Morals, 5 vols.
- Author: The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in 12 vols. (Fireside Edition).