Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson Author Ralph Waldo Emerson
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File size 13271KB
Year 1850
Pages 142
Language English
File format PDF
Category Poetry

Book Description:

A collection of seven lectures, published as a book of essays in 1850. The first essay discusses the role played by "great men" in society, and the remaining six each extoll the virtues of one of six men deemed by Emerson to be great: Plato ('the Philosopher'); Emanuel Swedenborg ('the Mystic'); Michel de Montaigne ('the Skeptic'); William Shakespeare ('the Poet'); Napoleon ('the Man of the World'); and, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ('the Writer').

 

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