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Representative Men (Version 2)

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Representative Men (Version 2) by Ralph Waldo Emerson is a thought-provoking collection of essays that delves into the lives and philosophies of some of history's most influential figures. Emerson's writing is eloquent and insightful, providing readers with a deeper understanding of the legacy these men left behind.

Through his exploration of individuals such as Plato, Shakespeare, Napoleon, and Goethe, Emerson offers a unique perspective on their contributions to society and the lasting impact they have had on the world. He delves into the complexities of their characters, highlighting both their strengths and weaknesses in a way that is both enlightening and engaging.

Emerson's writing style is intellectual and introspective, challenging readers to think critically about the nature of greatness and the qualities that define a truly representative man. While some of the essays may feel dense at times, the overall message is clear and inspiring.

Overall, Representative Men (Version 2) is a must-read for anyone interested in history, philosophy, and the human experience. Emerson's keen insights and profound reflections make this book a valuable addition to any library.

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Seven Essays: his reasoning why and how great men have always been honored and necessary in our civilization, followed by six chapters dealing with, in order: Plato, Swedenborg, Montaigne, Shakspeare , Napoleon and Goethe.

Emerson was an old fashioned "Man of Letters". He was the head of the mid-19th century School of Transcendentalism. Poetry, essay and book on Philosophy, human rights and religious and social rights. - Summary by William Jones


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Reviewer: - November 8, 2013
Not well read. Pity


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