Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 1 hours 52 minutes


Nature is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism is put forth, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Recent advances in zoology, botany, and geology confirmed Emerson's intuitions about the intricate relationships of Nature at large. The publication of Nature is usually taken to be the watershed moment at which transcendentalism became a major cultural movement.

Henry David Thoreau had read "Nature" as a senior at Harvard College and took it to heart. It eventually became an essential influence for Thoreau's later writings, including his seminal Walden. (Summary excerpted from Wikipedia by Neeru Iyer)


  • Patricia F

    The book was not really the type of book I generally read. Although it was very informative. I did not like having a different narrator for each chapter and repeating the author's name and title of the book repeated each chapter. I feel it takes away from the story and incites boredom of listening.


by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson