This includes a general index to Emerson's collected works. The content of this volume emerged from lectures given by Emerson. He was truly the center of the Transcendental movement and the founder of a distinctly American philosophy emphasizing optimism, individuality, and mysticism. One of the most influential literary figures of the nineteenth century, in nature, he laid out most of his ideas and values, which reflected at least ten years of intense study in philosophy, religion, and literature. Contents: Natural History of Intellect; Memory; Boston; Michael Angelo; Milton; and Papers from the Dial. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.