List of the best Ralph Waldo Emerson books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. Emerson's writing reflects his status as one of the leaders at the forefront of the Transcendentalist movement in the mid-19th century. His works studied for hundreds of years, there's no doubt that Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most influential authors of all time. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite books below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ralph Waldo Emerson who want to know which books they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.List books include Self-Reliance, Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and more. What are Ralph Waldo Emerson's best books? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.