Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Photo of Walden Pond — Concord, Massachusetts
    “They were teachers and educators and bringers of light, with a deep and affectionate feeling of obligation towards the young republic their fathers had brought into being. That New England was appointed to guide the nation, to civilize it and humanize it, none of them ever doubted.”
    Van Wyck Brooks
    The Flowering of New England, 1936
  • Photo of The Old Manse. — Concord, Massachusetts
    The Old Manse. — Concord, Massachusetts
  • Photo of View from the Old Manse towards the bridge.
    View from the Old Manse towards the bridge. — Concord, Massachusetts
  • Photo of a Minuteman statue at the North Bridge
    A minuteman gazes across the span of the North Bridge. — Concord, Massachusetts
  • Photo of Walden Pond at Sunset — Concord, Massachusetts
    “A Sunset, a Forest, a Certain River View, Are More to Me Than Many Friends”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    quoted from a letter to his betrothed on the eve of their marriage “Emerson’s Genius” The Atlantic Monthly, 1887

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson House
28 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742
Phone(978) 369-2236

The Old Manse
269 Monument St
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: (978) 369-3909
Website: thetrustees.org

Minute Man National Historical Park
250 North Great Road
Concord, Lincoln, MA
Phone: (978) 369-6993
Website: www.nps.gov/

REFLECTIONS — Concord, Massachusetts
the OLD MANSE — Concord, Massachusetts

A Journey Through Literary America




Explore the fascinating stories of 26 great American authors with images of the places that inspired them to write. It’s the perfect gift for book lovers. With over 140 photographs throughout, the images add mood and dimension to the writing – and they are often shockingly close to what the featured authors described in their own words. Lushly illustrated, and beautifully designed, the book is as much of a pleasure to look at as it is to read.

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