Society and Solitude: Twelve Chapters by Ralph Waldo Emerson
This new edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Society and Solitude reproduces the original 1870 edition—only updating nineteenth-century prose spellings. Emerson’s text is fully annotated to identify the authors and issues of concern in the twelve essays, and definitions are provided for selected words in Emerson’s impressive vocabulary. The work aims to facilitate a better understanding of Emerson’s late philosophy in relation to his sources, his development and his subsequent influence.
“H.G. Callaway provides a remarkably rich resource for understanding the historical background as well as the literary and societal influences on Emerson. He traces Emerson’s accounts of morality and law as a realist and cognitivist, and he outline’s Emerson’s relationship to Adams’ Federalists and their development into the Whig party.”– Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., President, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Table of Contents
Preface by Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.
ISBN10: 0-7734-5127-7 ISBN13: 978-0-7734-5127-8