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Ralph Waldo Emerson was renowned during the mid 19th century as a philosopher, writer, public orator, naturalist and spiritual trailblazer. The essays collected for this podcast represent some of the best examples of this great American thinker's work. For more educational audio and video, please visit www.learnoutloud.com.

The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson Podcast LearnOutLoud.com

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    • 4.3, 36 Ratings

Ralph Waldo Emerson was renowned during the mid 19th century as a philosopher, writer, public orator, naturalist and spiritual trailblazer. The essays collected for this podcast represent some of the best examples of this great American thinker's work. For more educational audio and video, please visit www.learnoutloud.com.

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4.3 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Andy G. ,

How Wonderful!

I was told recently that Emerson's language, often quite hard to grasp on the page, is more accessible when heard. And it is true! What a wonderful treat. Thank you!

slappywag64 ,

GREAT WORDS ARE TIMELESS

I have only just recently "discovered' the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson by way of Henry David Thoreau and devoured anything I could my hands on by Emerson. His American Scholar address is probably among the most beautiful and uplifting things I have ever read (or heard). Emerson (and Thoreau) should be taught in elementary schools. My only tiny quibble is the religous element that appears in many of his essays but I look at them metaphorically and move on. I am not a believer in throwing the baby out with the bath water that I will dismiss an entire body of work because it contains a few ideas that I personally disagree with. We in dire need hope in this world but we are lead by men who are hopelessly tied to their times and who see neither the past nor the future and merely concerned with the present. Such visionaries like Emerson saw the world in all of it complexities but seemed never to falter in the hope of a better life here on earth. "The world is his who sees through it's pretentions." Amen.

Transcendental Alysia ,

I love these!

The man who reads these essays is amazing! I feel as if I am listening to Emerson and Thoreau actually speak! His voice even helps you better understand what the message is which these men are trying to convey. I highly reccomend downloading these! I hope they do many more!

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