Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the very important works in all of American literature. Originally published anonymously in 1836, it’s a classic example of transcendentalism, advocating a different way of looking at nature. The book helped set the stage for later famous naturalists like Henry David Thoreau and John Burroughs.Limited to 50 copies signed and numbered.
Many scholars identify Emerson as one of the first writers (with others, notably Walt Whitman) to develop a literary style and vision that is uniquely American, rather than following in the footsteps of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and others who were strongly influenced by their British cultural heritage. “Nature” is the first significant work to establish this new way of looking at The Americas and its raw, natural environment.
Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson is available as a hardbound, hand-printed volume by The Clinker Press. Nature is now available in very limited quantities.