Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson at The Old Manse in Concord in 1834, Nature is considered his most significant essay. In it the reader will find his statement of the principles of Transcendentalism. It's publication launched his career as a writer and philosopher as well as a social, spiritual and conservation movement in America. It placed Emerson in the pantheon of America's greatest thinkers. The elegant little book also contains his essays on History and Self-Reliance.