Romanism and Transcendentalism

1800-1850

Characteristics

Romanism portrayed nature as perfection and man as imperfect.

Transcendentalism was the belief that you could learn from nature and it would provide virtue and wisdom. Romantism and Transcendentalism go hand and hand.




Books

Ralph Waldo Emerson's The Transcendentalism

Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass

Henry David Thoreau's Walden

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights



Authors