Past and Present by Thomas Carlyle / Edition 1

Past and Present by Thomas Carlyle / Edition 1

by Richard Altick, Thomas Carlyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814705626

ISBN-13: 9780814705629

Pub. Date: 10/01/2000

Publisher: New York University Press

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian, cultural critic, and leading man of English letters during the Victorian era, published Past and Present, one of his most influential works, in 1843. Written as a response to the economic crisis of the 1840s--closure of factories, loss of jobs, the growth of slums in industrial centers, the starving poor--Past…  See more details below

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Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian, cultural critic, and leading man of English letters during the Victorian era, published Past and Present, one of his most influential works, in 1843. Written as a response to the economic crisis of the 1840s--closure of factories, loss of jobs, the growth of slums in industrial centers, the starving poor--Past and Present aimed to lead readers toward a "conversion experience" in order to stimulate social reform. In this work, Carlyle provides a trenchant articulation of the political, social, religious, and economic climate of the mid-nineteenth century and a prophetic vision of the future.
This volume, the fourth of the eight-volume Strouse Edition, includes an informative historical introduction and illustrations, along with complete notes and scholarly apparatus, and is the definitive modern scholarly edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814705629
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Gotham Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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