Buell, Lawrence, Ed. The American Transcendentalists, Essential Writings. New York: The Modern Library, 2006. 576 pp. Paperback.
Edited by the eminent scholar Lawrence Buell, this comprehensive anthology contains the essential writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Margaret Fuller and their fellow visionaries. There are also reflections on the movement by contemporaries like Chrales Dickens, Henry James, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. This remarkable volume introduces the radical innovations of a brilliant group of thinkers whose impact on religious thought, social reform, philosophy and literature continues to reverberate in the twenty-first century.
Buell is the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. He is an award-winning author.
"Buell is probably the most distinguished living authority on Emerson's literary circle, the American Transcendentalists."
Daniel W. Howe
Rhodes Professor of American History emeritus, Oxford University