Dr Ruth Scurr is Director of Studies for Politics and International Affairs at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She is also a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge. Her most celebrated book Fatal Purity - Robespierre and the French Revolution was published by Chatto and Windus in 2006. Dr Scurr writes regularly for The Times, TLS, Telegraph, Observer, The New York Review of Books and The New York Observer.
Ruth Scurr offers a substantial introduction to Carlyle and his masterwork, followed by a series of carefully selected extracts.
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