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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau (The Complete Works of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau Volume I, includes over 45 essays and works from the two of the most prominent American writers of the past. Included in this selection is Thoreau's masterpiece, Walden, which includes authentic pictures of Walden Pond. Walden is oft considered to be one of the greatest pieces of Naturalistic writing, and documents Thoreau's two year experiment in solitude. This selection is optimized for Kindle, with page breaks, active table of contents, custom cover, year of works, authentic photos, and author biographies.
Works included in this anthology. RALPH WALDO EMERSON: Art, Character (with authentic cover), Circles, Compensation (with authentic cover), Concord Hymn, Divinity School Address (with Harvard sketching), English Traits (with authentic cover), Experience, Friendship (with authentic cover), Gifts, Heroism, History, Intellect (with authentic cover), Literary Ethics, Love, Man the Reformer, Manners, Nature, New England Reformers, Nominalist and Realist, Politics, Prudence (with authentic cover), Nature (with authentic cover), Representative Men (with authentic cover), Letters of Social Aims, Self-Reliance, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar (with authentic cover), The Conservative, The Method of Nature, The Over-Soul, The Poet, The Transcendentalist, The Young American, Conduct of Life (with authentic cover), English Traits (with authentic cover) Letter and Social Aims, and Society and Solitude (with authentic cover).
HENRY DAVID THOREAU: An Excursion to Canada, A Plea for Captain John Brown (with authentic pictures), A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (with authentic cover), Autumnal Tints, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Life Without Principle, Night and Moonlight, Slavery in Massachusetts (with authentic pictures), The Highland Light, The Landlord, Walden (with pictures and original cover), Walking and Wild Apples
This book is entitled "The Complete Collection of Emerson and Thoreau". This implies it should contain everything written by these two authors. Sadly, this is not the case. It does not contain Emerson's "Nature" or "The conduct of life".
The Emerson works are presented in alphabetical order of titles or individual essays or chapters of works - not in the collections in which they were individually published.
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Amazon.com:3.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews
71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 starsOK, but don't get for college courses27 Aug. 2010
By R. G. Robb - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As mentioned, this IS NOT a complete collection. While there are very many important works in here, it doesn't have everything. If you are taking a college class, you might want to spend the extra few bucks for true complete editions.
Also, the essay titled "Nature" in this edition is NOT the essay from "Nature; Addresses and Lectures."
That said, I don't necessarily feel like the $1.99 was a waste, but I do feel like I was a little hoodwinked by the title. This is not the first purported "Complete" works collection I've bought for my Kindle that turned out to be incomplete.
65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 starsVERY Misleadingly Titled18 Dec. 2010
By William Cronon - Published on Amazon.com
This Kindle title keeps coming up when I do Amazon searches, and I keep being tempted to purchase it because I would love to have on my Kindle what it purports to contain but does not. I wish Amazon would take more responsibility in policing misleading products like this one. Whatever the merits of this ebook, would-be customers should understand that it is deeply mistitled. Emerson and Thoreau produced large, deep bodies of writing, and this ebook does not REMOTELY include anything like the "Complete Works" of either author. Caveat emptor!!
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 starsNot complete!25 Nov. 2010
By Syd - Published on Amazon.com
Amazon.com owns CreateSpace, the "publisher" of this book. Shame on Amazon, then, for lying to its customers by claiming that this volume contains the complete works of Thoreau and Emerson. This is merely a selection, and many works by both philosophers are missing.
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat content / Decent Kindle File8 Sept. 2009
By J. Orcutt - Published on Amazon.com
I am mostly trying to rate the content of the kindle file with this review. The content is obviously fantastic on a literary level. The kindle file is basic but complete with working table of contents. This is worth every penny and then some.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 starsComplete? Hardly.5 Oct. 2012
By JenGets - Published on Amazon.com
First, I must admit I have not even opened this book--but I already know it's not the "Complete Works" of either Emerson or Thoreau, certainly not with only 814 pages. When I was a kid in Concord I'd walk into the local library and behind the statue of Emerson by Daniel Chester French, there were shelves upon shelves of original works by these two authors alone. Literally hundreds of hardbound books full of their words, all different. Never in anyone's imagination would these works fit into one tome or even e-book. Why even sell a book with a such a blatant lie in the title? Shame on you! It's insulting to the authors to imply that their oeuvre might be that puny, and insulting to readers and scholars everywhere.