Description and Overview
In this definitive collection of essays, including the poignant title essay “Self-Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson expounds on the importance of trusting your soul, as well as divine providence, to carve out a life. A firm believer in nonconformity, Emerson celebrates the individual and stresses the value of listening to the inner voice unique to each of us—even when it defies society’s expectations.
Self-Reliance and Other Essays is the perfect companion for those who have marched to the beat of a different drummer and wish to better understand the transcendentalist leader’s groundbreaking philosophy to find personal fulfillment.
AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.
Revised edition: Previously published as Self-Reliance and Other Essays, this edition of Self-Reliance and Other Essays (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.