Travels with Thoreau: Selected Bibliographies

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The Other Transcendentalists

as outlined in episode sixteen of the video series, Studying Thoreau.

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   General histories.  

   The Flowering of New England. By Van Wyck Brooks. New and Revised Edition. The World Publishing Company, 1946.   

   American Transcendentalism: A History. By Philip F. Gura. Hill and Wang, 2007.


   The New England Transcendentalists: Life of the Mind and of the Spirit. By Ellen Hansen. History Compass, 2014.


   Brook Farm: The Dark Side of Utopia. By Sterling F. Delano. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.



   The Concord Quartet: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, and the Friendship that Freed the American Mind. Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006.


   Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism. By Tiffany K. Wayne. Facts on File, 2006.



Compilations of writings.



   The Transcendentalists: An Anthology. Edited by Perry Miller. Harvard University Press, 1950, 2001.




   The American Transcendentalists: Their Prose and Poetry. Edited by Perry Miller. Doubleday, 1957.



   The American Transcendentalists: Essential Writings. Edited by Lawrence Buell. The Modern Library, 2006.



The Emersons.

   Emerson: The Mind on Fire. By Robert D. Richardson, Jr. University of California Press, 1995.


   The Portable Emerson. Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer. Penguin Books, 2014.



   The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Modern Library, 2000.



   The Heart of Emersonís Journals. Edited by Bliss Perry. Dover Publications, 1995.



   The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. (16 volumes)

   The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson. 10 volumes. Edited by Ralph L. Rusk (vols. 1-6), Eleanor M. Tilton (vols. 7-10). Columbia University Press.


   An Emerson Chronology. By Albert J. von Frank. G. K. Hall & Co., 1994.



   An Emerson Chronology. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. By Albert J. von Frank. Studio Non Troppo, 2016. (2 paperback volumes)


   The Letters of Ellen Tucker Emerson. Edited by Edith E.W. Gregg. The Kent State University Press, 1982. (2 volumes)


   Henry Thoreau as Remembered by a Young Friend. By Edward Waldo Emerson. First published by Houghton, Mifflin, in 1917. Various editions available today.


   Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History. By Phyllis Cole. Oxford University Press, 1998.


The Alcotts.  

   Pedlarís Progress: The Life of Bronson Alcott. By Odell Shepard. Little, Brown and Company, 1937.


   Edenís Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. By John Matteson. W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.


   The Journals of Bronson Alcott. Edited by Odell Shepard. Little, Brown and Company, 1938.


   The Letters of A. Bronson Alcott. Edited by Richard L. Herrnstadt. The Iowa State University Press, 1969.


   The World of Louisa May Alcott: A First-Time Glimpse into the Life and Times of Louisa May Alcott, Author of Little Women. Text by William Anderson, photographs by David Wade. HarperPerennial, 1995.


   Little Women. By Louisa May Alcott.


   Transcendental Wild Oats, And Excerpts from the Fruitlands Diary. By Louisa May Alcott. Applewood Books, 1981.


Margaret Fuller.  

   The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography. By John Matteson. W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.


   Margaret Fuller: A New American Life. By Megan Marshall. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.


   Woman in the Nineteenth Century. By Margaret Fuller. Dover Publications, 1999.


   Summer on the Lakes, 1843. By Margaret Fuller. Various editions.

   The Letters of Margaret Fuller. Six volumes. Edited by Robert N. Hudspeth. Cornell University Press.


William Ellery Channing II.  

   Channing of Concord: A Life of William Ellery Channing II. By Frederick T. McGill, Jr. Rutgers University Press, 1967.


   Ellery Channing. By Robert N. Hudspeth. Twayne Publishers, 1973.


   The Collected Poems of William Ellery Channing the Younger, 1817-1902. Edited by Walter Harding. Scholarís Facsimiles & Reprints, 1967.


   Thoreau the Poet-Naturalist, with Memorial Verses. By William Ellery Channing

Still more ...


   The Peabody Sisters of Salem. By Louise Hall Tharp. Little, Brown and Company, 1950.



   The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Transcendentalism. By Megan Marshall. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.


   Elizabeth Palmer Peabody: A Reformer on Her Own Terms. By Bruce A. Ronda. Harvard University Press, 1999.


   Letters of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody: American Renaissance Woman. Edited by Bruce A. Ronda. Wesleyan University Press, 1984.


   Hawthorne in Concord. By Philip McFarland. Grove Press, 2004.


   Mosses from an Old Manse. By Nathaniel Hawthorne.


   Daniel Ricketson and His Friends: Letters, Poems, Sketches, Etc. Edited by Anna and Walton Ricketson. Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1902.


   The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley: The Life of Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley. By Joan W. Goodwin. Northeastern University Press, 1998.


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