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Essays: First Series

You can listen to Ralph Waldo Emerson's first series of essays using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or other MP3 player.

Download Name Play Duration
download 01 - History
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55:20 min
download 02 - Self-Reliance
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1:07:57 min
download 03 - Compensation
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51:47 min
download 04 - Spiritual Laws
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52:58 min
download 05 - Love
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29:58 min
download 06 - Friendship
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40:31 min
download 07 - Prudence
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30:20 min
download 08 - Heroism
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30:01 min
download 09 - The Over-Soul
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46:38 min
download 10 - Circles
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33:20 min
download 11 - Intellect
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34:21 min
download 12 - Art
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31:41 min

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Lived from May 25th, 1803 to April 27th, 1882
  • Born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Led the Transcendentalist movement
  • Most popular essays are: Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul, Circles, The Poet and Experience
  • Died of pneumonia.
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