Emerson: The Mind on Fire: A Biography - The Science of Liberty Summary & Analysis

Robert D. Richardson
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The Science of Liberty Summary and Analysis

In The Science of Liberty: Chapter 78: Return: Quarrel with Thoreau, Emerson returns home from England an unhappy and almost angry man; he feels he has no control over his life. He is glad to be home, though, and he returns to daily family and career life. After almost a year abroad, he sees his friends with new eyes, and a rift begins between him and Thoreau; although their friendship is tested, it is never ended, and Emerson always considered Thoreau his best friend, even when he had at some points been his enemy.

In The Science of Liberty: Chapter 79; The Walden Sierras: Quetelet, upon returning from England, Emerson took many walks with Ellery Channing, discussing the landscape and how one can be affected by it. In between these walks he is swamped with various affairs...

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