CliffsNotes Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism

CliffsNotes Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism

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CliffsNotes on Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism explores in depth, but also in easy-to-understand terms, transcendentalism--the religious, political, and literary movement that captured the minds of such literary figures as Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the first half of the 19th century. This guide helps you to understand the various tenets of transcendentalism, as well as how Thoreau and Emerson became the two most well-known figures associated with the movement and how the transcendentalist philosophy is reflected in their work.

In addition to introducing you to the basics of understanding transcendentalism, this guide also gives you the following:

Examinations of the lives of Thoreau and Emerson Detailed summaries of and commentaries on many of their transcendentalist writings, such as Emerson's Nature and Thoreau's Walden Critical essays on Emerson and Thoreau's reputation and influence A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern-day treasure--you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, c2000
ISBN: 9780764586194
Characteristics: vi, 232 p. ; 22 cm


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