The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - by R.W. Emerson Institute, Jim Manley, Director -

Category Complete Works of RWE

The listing below of Emerson’s Complete Works comes from the 12 volume Centenary Edition.

Originally published in 1903-04 by Houghton Mifflin and Company, with Notes and Commentary by Emerson’s son Edward. The Centenary edition, was subsequently republished by AMS Press in 1968, with a second edition published in 1979 with a new Introduction by Joel Myerson. Scholars and those interested in the most accurate and recent editions of The Collected Works, are referred to the Belnap Press of the Harvard University Press Series, begun in 1979 and complete now through Volume VI, The Conduct of Life. These editions are not in the public domain and have not been used for this digital format. However, the first six volumes of The Collected Works are available in most libraries and from Harvard University Press.


I GOOD-BYE, proud world! I’m going home:Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine.Long through thy weary crowds I roam;A river-ark on the ocean brine,Long I’ve been tossed like the driven foam;But now, proud world! I’m going home. Good-bye…

The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson