Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

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Thomas Carlyle was a major figure in Victorian literature and a unique commentator on nineteenth-century life. Born in humble circumstances in the Scottish village of Ecclefechan in 1795, his rise to fame was marked by fierce determination and the development of a highly distinctive literary voice. In this clear, authoritative and readable biography, John Morrow traces Carlyle's personal and intellectual career. Wide-ranging, prophetic and invariably challenging, his work ranged from the astonishing pseudo-autobiography Sartor Resartus to major historical works on the French Revolution and Frederick the Great, and to radical political manifestos such as Latter Day Pamphlets. Thomas Carlyle is an account of his work and of his life, including celebrity as the Sage of Chelsea and his tempestuous marriage to Jane Welsh Carlyle.
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon Continuum, 2006
ISBN: 9781852853181
Branch Call Number: 824 C28WM8t
Characteristics: xvi, 301 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm


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Nov 10, 2017

'John Morrow treats the private Carlyle with a sane caution in this patient new book...Writing cost Carlyle a lifetime of troubles, but John Morrow takes the trouble to make his coherence and consequence rewardingly evident.'

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