English Traits

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Harvard University Press, 1994 - 433 pàgines
Emerson traveled broadly in England and Scotland in 1833 and again on lecture tour fifteen years later. Drawing on his experiences there as well as his wide reading in British history, he set forth in English Traits his view of the English as a nation. English Traits is a searching and distinctive portrayal of English culture that today offers a revealing perspective on American viewpoints and preoccupations in the mid-nineteenth century. It is notable, too, for revealing an interesting side of Emerson's complex character; here we find Emerson the practical Yankee, analyzing English power, resourcefulness, determination, and materialism.
 

Continguts

Historical Introduction
xiii
Statement of Editorial Principles
liv
Textual Introduction
lvii
First Visit to England
1
Voyage to England
13
Land
18
Race
24
Ability
41
Universities
112
Religion
121
Literature
131
The Times
147
Stonehenge
154
Personal
164
Result
169
Speech at Manchester
175

Manners
57
Truth
65
Character
71
Cockayne
81
Wealth
87
Aristocracy
97
Notes
179
Textual Apparatus
365
Emersons Corrections and Emendations
391
Index
413
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