Far and away the best book on the fascinating subject of Transcendentalism in New England and one of the best contributions to American intellectual history ever made. Frothingham knew the world of the transcendentalists - European as well as American - as did no other historian, and he brought to his interpretation not only personal knowledge but philosophical insight, sympathy, and a distinguished literary style.
Henry Steele Commager
An intelligent and useful compilation. It contains much material indispensable for a study of the Transcendental movement.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.