Emerson: The Mind on Fire: A Biography - Fame Summary & Analysis

Robert D. Richardson
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Fame Summary and Analysis

In Fame: Chapter 87: My Platoon, the focus is on social reform; very little of the activity in Emerson's life at this time has to do with Emerson's work. Emerson begins to seriously work on a book about his trip to England, but what seems most important to him at this time are his friendships. Several of his old friends and colleagues die, which greatly affects him; he sees the history of his life as the people in it.

In Fame: Chapter 88: Country Walking and the Sea, Emerson is feeling his age and the losses in his life. He continues his walks with Ellery Channing and goes on a long walk with William. His journal and letters focus more on the sea.

In Fame: Chapter 89: English Traits, Emerson's mother dies, and he is caught up in a new lecture season. His goal...

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