Representative Men

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A collection of seven lectures, published as a book of essays in 1850. The first essay discusses the role played by great men in society, and the remaining six each extoll the virtues of one of six men deemed by Emerson to be great: Plato ('the Philosopher'); Emanuel Swedenborg ('the Mystic'); Michel de Montaigne ('the Skeptic'); William Shakespeare ('the Poet'); Napoleon ('the Man of the World'); and, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ('the Writer').

This book has 142 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1850.

Production notes: This ebook of Representative Men was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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