Centenary Edition

The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Volume I – Nature,
Addresses & Lectures

Nature: IntroductionRWE.org Audio Essays
I. NatureRWE.org Audio Essays
II. CommodityRWE.org Audio Essays
III. BeautyRWE.org Audio Essays
IV. LanguageRWE.org Audio Essays
V. DisciplineRWE.org Audio Essays
VI. IdealismRWE.org Audio Essays
VII. Spirit
VIII. ProspectsRWE.org Audio Essays
The American ScholarRWE.org Audio Essays
Divinity School Address
Literary Ethics
The Method of Nature
Man the Reformer
Introductory Lecture on the Times
The Conservative
The Transcendentalist
The Young American

Volume II – Essays I

I. HistoryRWE.org Audio Essays
II. Self-RelianceRWE.org Audio Essays
III. CompensationRWE.org Audio Essays
IV. Spiritual LawsRWE.org Audio Essays
V. LoveRWE.org Audio Essays
VI FriendshipRWE.org Audio Essays
VII. PrudenceRWE.org Audio Essays
VIII HeroismRWE.org Audio Essays
IX. The Over-SoulRWE.org Audio Essays
X. CirclesRWE.org Audio Essays
XI. IntellectRWE.org Audio Essays
XII. ArtRWE.org Audio Essays

Volume III – Essays II

I The PoetRWE.org Audio Essays
II ExperienceRWE.org Audio Essays
III CharacterRWE.org Audio Essays
IV MannersRWE.org Audio Essays
V GiftsRWE.org Audio Essays
VI NatureRWE.org Audio Essays
VII PoliticsRWE.org Audio Essays
VIII Nominalist and RealistRWE.org Audio Essays
IX New England ReformersRWE.org Audio Essays

Volume IV – Representative Men

Uses of Great MenRWE.org Audio Essays
Plato; or, the PhilosopherRWE.org Audio Essays
Swedenborg; or, the MysticRWE.org Audio Essays
Montaigne; or, the SkepticRWE.org Audio Essays
Shakspeare; or, the PoetRWE.org Audio Essays
Napoleon; or, the Man of the WorldRWE.org Audio Essays
Goethe; or, the WriterRWE.org Audio Essays

Volume V – English Traits

I First Visit to England
II Voyage to England
III Land
IV Race
V Ability
VI Manners
VII Truth
VIII Character
IX Cockayne
X Wealth
XI Aristocracy
XII Universities
XIII Religion
XIV Literature
XV The “Times”
XVI Stonehenge
XVII Personal
XVIII Result
XIX Speech at Manchester

Volume VI – Conduct of Life

I Fate
II Power
III Wealth
IV Culture
V Behavior
VI Worship
VII Considerations by the Way
VIII Beauty
IX Illusions


Volume VII – Society and Solitude

I Society and Solitude
II Civilization
IV Eloquence
V Domestic Life
VI Farming
VII Works and Days
VIII Books
IX Clubs
X Courage
XI Success
XII Old Age


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Volume VIII – Letters and Social Aims

Poetry and Imagination
Social Aims
The Comic
Quotation and Originality
Progress of Culture
Persian Poetry

Volume IX – Poems

Volume X – Lectures and Biographical Sketches

Perpetual Forces
The Superlative
The Sovereignty of Ethics
The Preacher
The Man of Letters
The Scholar
Life and Letters in New England
Ezra Ripley, D. D.
Chardon Street Convention
Mary Moody Emerson
Samuel Hoar
George L. Stearns

Volume XI – Miscellanies

I The Lord’s Supper
II Historical Discourse
at Concord
III Letter to President Van Buren
IV Emancipation in the British West Indies
V War
VI The Fugitive Slave Law
VIII The Assault Upon Mr. Sumner
IX Speech on Affairs in Kansas
X John Brown–Speech at Boston
XI John Brown–Speech at Salem
XII Theodore Parker
XIII American Civilization
XIV The Emancipation Proclamation
XV Abraham Lincoln
XVI Harvard Commemoration Speech
XVII Dedication of the Soldiers’ Monument in Concord
XVIII Editors’ Address
XIX Address to Kossuth
XX Woman
XXI Consecration of Sleepy Hollow Cemetary
XXII Robert Burns
XXIII Shakespeare
XXIV Humboldt
XXV Walter Scott
XXVI Speech at Banquet in Honor of Chinese Embassy
XXVII Remarks at Organization of Free Religious Association
XXVIII Speech at Second Annual Meeting of Free Religion
XXIX Address at Opening of Concord Free Public Library
XXX The Fortune of the Republic

Volume XII – Natural History of the Intellect and Other Papers

Natural History of Intellect
The Celebration of Intellect
Country Life
Concord Walks
Michael Angelo
Art and Criticism


Additional Material
Abraham Lincoln EulogyRWE.org Audio Essays


Papers from the Dial

I. Thoughts on Modern Literature
II. Walter Savage Landor
III. Prayers
IV. Agriculture of Massachusetts
V.  Europe and European Books
VI. Past and Present
VII.  A Letter
VIII.  The Tragic