New Book: The Transcendentalists and Their World


Tomorrow, our colleague Robert Gross, Draper Chair of Early American History Emeritus, is publishing with Farrar, Straus & Giroux his long-awaited history of Emerson, Thoreau and their circle in Concord: The Transcendentalists and Their World. A lovely first review came out in the Wall Street Journal a few days ago, with many more surely on the way.

There will also be many talks about the book in the coming weeks, starting with a book launch at the Boston Public Library on November 9. A list follows below.

Nov. 9, 2021: Boston Public Library:

Nov. 10, 2021: Concord Museum:

Nov. 30, 2021: Harvard Bookstore:

Dec. 2 and 9, 2021: 92 Street Y:

Dec. 5, 2021: Thoreau Society/Thoreau Farm:

Dec. 13, 2021: Massachusetts Historical Society:

Dec. 15, 2021: Salem Athenaeum:

Jan. 13, 2022: Massachusetts Historical Society:

We hope to have Professor Gross back to campus sometime in the spring to talk about the book as well.  Congratulations!