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Emerson the essayist an outline of his philosophical development through 1836, with special emphasis on the sources and interpretation of Nature, also bibliographical appendices of general and special interest to students of American literature, emphasizing Thoreau, Emerson, the Boston library society and selected documents of New England transcendentalism. by Kenneth Walter Cameron

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Published by The Thistle press in Raleigh, N.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Philosophy.,
  • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Books and reading.,
  • Transcendentalism (New England)

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StatementBy Kenneth Walter Cameron.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS1642.P4 C3
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6481644M
LC Control Number45003433
OCLC/WorldCa561798

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