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Description - Historical Essays by Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle, renowned 19th-century essayist and social critic, came to be thought of as a secular prophet by many of his readers and as the "undoubted head of English letters" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This work brings together Carlyle's essays on history and historical subjects in a fully annotated modern edition. These essays, which were originally collected in "Critical and Miscellaneous Essays", span Carlyle's career from 1830 to 1875 and represent a major facet of his writings. This edition uses all the extant authoritative versions of the essays to create an accurate critical text and includes information to enhance readers' understanding of Carlyle's densely allusive prose. This collection includes essays on the French Revolution, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, and medieval Scandinavia. It also includes such essential pieces as "On History", "On History Again", "Count Cagliostro", and "The Diamond Necklace".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520220614
ISBN-10: 0520220617
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 1256
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Carlyle

Chris R. Vanden Bossche is Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and author of Carlyle and the Search for Authority (1991).

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