American Transcendentalists

Essential Writings

; Henry David Thoreau ; Margaret Fuller ; Nathaniel Hawthorne ; Lawrence Buell (Redaktør)

An anthology of writings by members of the American Transcendentalist movement features works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Peabody, Bronson Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and other notable writers of the period. Les mer
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An anthology of writings by members of the American Transcendentalist movement features works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Peabody, Bronson Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and other notable writers of the period.

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Introductionx
A Note on the Textsxxi




I. ANTICIPATIONS





Letters to a Future Transcendentalist (1817--51)

3(6)




Mary Moody Emerson





Reason Versus Understanding (1825, 1829)

9(2)




Samuel Taylor Coleridge





Humanity's Likeness to God (1828)

11(5)




William Ellery Channing





The Age of Machinery (1829)

16(4)




Thomas Carlyle





A Young Minister Refuses to Perform a Crucial Duty (1832)

20(3)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





The Significance of Kantian Philosophy (1834)

23(2)




Frederic Henry Hedge





Victor Cousin and the Future of American Philosophy (1838)

25(6)




George Ripley





II. MANIFESTOS AND DEFINITIONS





Nature (1836)

31(37)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





from The Doctrine and Discipline of Human Culture (1836)

68(8)




Amos Bronson Alcott





The Reconciliation of God, Humanity, State, and Church (1836)

76(6)




Orestes Brownson





``The American Scholar'' (1837)

82(18)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





from ``Transcendentalism'' (1839)

100(3)




Christopher Pearse Cranch





Letter of Intent to Resign (1840)

103(4)




George Ripley





``The Transcendentalist'' (1841)

107(16)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





On Boston Transcendentalism (1842)

123(2)




Charles Dickens





A Transcendentalist's Profession of Faith (1853)

125(4)




Henry David Thoreau





III. SPIRITUAL FERMENT AND RELIGIOUS REFORM





Divinity School Address (1838)

129(17)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





from ``The New School in Literature and Religion'' (1838)

146(4)




Andrews Norton





God's Personhood Vindicated (1838)

150(2)




Henry Ware Jr.





from A Discourse on the Latest Form of Infidelity (1839)

152(3)




Andrews Norton





from ``The Latest Form of Infidelity'' Examined (1839)

155(3)




George Ripley





Recollection of Mystical Experiences (1840)

158(4)




Margaret Fuller





from A Discourse of the Transient and Permanent in Christianity (1841)

162(13)




Theodore Parker





``Transcendental Bible'' (1841?)

175(3)




Lidian Emerson





Christianity and Hinduism Compared (1849)

178(4)




Henry David Thoreau





from ``The Sympathy of Religions'' (1871)

182(11)




Thomas Wentworth Higginson





IV. SECULAR REFORM





Reform as Individual Transformation Versus Reform as Systemic Social Change





from ``The Laboring Classes'' (1840)

193(8)




Orestes Brownson





Ralph Waldo Emerson Declines George Ripley's Invitation to Join Brook Farm (1840)

201(7)




``Self-Reliance'' (1841)

208(24)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





from ``Plan of the West Roxbury Community'' (1842)

232(3)




Elizabeth Palmer Peabody





Brook Farm's (First Published) Constitution (1844)

235(9)




George Ripley





from ``A Sermon of Merchants'' (1846)

244(7)




Theodore Parker





On the Italian Revolution (1847--50)

251(6)




Margaret Fuller





``Resistance to Civil Government'' (1849)

257(24)




Henry David Thoreau





Education





A Controversial Experiment in Progressive Education: Part One (1835--36)

281(9)




Elizabeth Peabody





Amos Bronson Alcott





A Controversial Experiment in Progressive Education: Part Two (1836--37)

290(7)




Amos Bronson Alcott





Elizabeth Peabody





Feminism





A Margaret Fuller Conversation on Gender (1840)

297(4)




Elizabeth Peabody





from ``The Great Lawsuit'' (1843)

301(22)




Margaret Fuller





Nature and the Health of Body and Spirit





Why Concord? (``Musketaquid'') (1843--44, 1847)

323(4)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





from ``Life in the Woods'' (1844)

327(2)




Charles Lane





from ``Walking'' (1850--62)

329(7)




Henry David Thoreau





Two Proposals for Land Preservation (1858, 1859)

336(2)




Henry David Thoreau





from ``Saints, and Their Bodies'' (1858)

338(9)




Thomas Wentworth Higginson





Antislavery





The Significance of British West Indian Emancipation (1844)

347(7)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





On The Narrative of Frederick Douglass (1845)

354(3)




Margaret Fuller





from ``The Function of Conscience'' (1850) and ``The Fugitive Slave Law'' (1851)

357(5)




Theodore Parker





from ``The Fugitive Slave Law'' (1854)

362(8)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





from ``A Plea for Captain John Brown'' (1859)

370(13)




Henry David Thoreau





V. LITERATURE AND THE ARTS





Critical Statements





``The Editors to the Reader'' (1840)

383(5)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





Verses of the Portfolio (1840)

388(4)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





from ``The Poet'' (1844)

392(13)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





from ``American Literature'' (1846)

405(5)




Margaret Fuller





Music Philosophically Considered (1849)

410(6)




John Sullivan Dwight





from Preface to Leaves of Grass (1855)

416(5)




Walt Whitman





``Improvised'' Prose





Selected ``Orphic Sayings'' (1840)

421(3)




Amos Bronson Alcott





Report of Margaret Fuller Conversation on ``Life'' (1841)

424(3)




Elizabeth Peabody





from ``Sayings of Confucius'' (1843)

427(2)




Henry David Thoreau





A Walk to Walden (1843)

429(4)




Nathaniel Hawthorne





First Days at Walden (1845)

433(8)




Henry David Thoreau





Poetry





William Ellery Channing II

441(4)




Boat Song

442(1)




Hymn of the Earth

443(1)




from ``Wachusett''

444(1)




Christopher Pearse Cranch

445(4)




Enosis

446(1)




Correspondences

447(1)




The Pines and the Sea

448(1)




Ralph Waldo Emerson

449(19)




Each and All

450(1)




The Problem

451(2)




Uriel

453(2)




The Rhodora: On Being Asked, Whence Is the Flower?

455(1)




Hamatreya

455(2)




The Snow-Storm

457(1)




Ode, Inscribed to W. H. Channing

458(3)




Bacchus

461(2)




Hymn: Song at the Completion of the Concord Monument, April 19, 1836

463(1)




Brahma

464(1)




Boston Hymn Read in Music Hall, January 1, 1863

464(3)




Days

467(1)




Margaret Fuller

468(5)




Meditations. Sunday, May 12, 1833

469(2)




My Seal-Ring

471(1)




[Each Orpheus]

472(1)




To a Friend

472(1)




Frederic Henry Hedge

473(3)




Questionings

473(3)




Ellen Sturgis Hooper

476(5)




[I stood upon the sullen shore]

477(1)




[Oh melancholy liberty]

477(1)




[One look the mother cast upon her child]

477(1)




[I see them . . .]

478(1)




[Better a sin which purposed wrong to none]

478(1)




[To Emerson]

479(1)




[Lo! cast upon the shoal of time]

479(2)




Henry David Thoreau

481(6)




[Great God, I ask thee . . .]

482(1)




Haze

482(1)




[My love must be as free]

483(1)




The Inward Morning

484(1)




Sic Vita

485(1)




Smoke

486(1)




Jones Very

487(6)




The New Birth

488(1)




The Presence

489(1)




Nature

489(1)




The Barberry Bush

490(1)




The Garden

490(1)




Thy Brother's Blood

491(1)




Yourself

491(1)




Thy Better Self

492(1)




Walt Whitman

493(6)




To You

494(5)




Narrative





``Leila'' (1841)

499(6)




Margaret Fuller





from ``Ktaadn'' (1848)

505(8)




Henry David Thoreau





A Transcendental Childhood (1888)

513(10)




Louisa May Alcott





VI. REMEMBRANCES





Glimpses of Transcendental Concord (1846)

523(3)




Nathaniel Hawthorne





Recollections of a Transcendentalist Insider (1852)

526(3)




William Henry Channing





Emerson Observed (1855--63)

529(3)




Charlotte Forten





A Dying Transcendentalist Looks Back (1859)

532(6)




Theodore Parker





from ``Historic Notes of Life and Letters in Massachusetts'' (1867)

538(4)




Ralph Waldo Emerson





from Transcendentalism in New England (1876)

542(4)




Octavius Brooks Frothingham





Transcendentalism as Feminist Heresy (1895)

546(8)




Caroline Wells Healey Dall





A Concord Pilgrimage (1907)

554(9)




Henry James

For Further Reading563(8)
Acknowledgments571