On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

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Overview

"Here one glimpses Carlyle as a nimble personality with stimulating ideas. What makes this edition especially welcome is Carl Niemeyer's astute introduction."-The Pacific Historian.
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Editorial Reviews

Rosemary Ashton
“This new edition promises to be an excellent addition to Carlyle scholarship.  It will widen the understanding of nineteenth-century literary and political thought among students of the period and lay readers alike.”—Rosemary Ashton, University College London
Francis O'Gorman
On Heroes assembles a team of distinguished and world-famous authorities. They tackle head on some of the largest questions about Carlyle’s influence and reception after the lectures and, indeed, after his death.”—Francis O’Gorman, University of Leeds
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781406843842
  • Publisher: Echo Library
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

David R. Sorensen is professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. Brent E. Kinser is associate professor of English at Western Carolina University.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Chronology of Carlyle's Life
Introduction
Note on the Text
Lecture I The Hero as Divinity 3
Lecture II The Hero as Prophet 37
Lecture III The Hero as Poet 67
Lecture IV The Hero as Priest 99
Lecture V The Hero as Man of Letters 133
Lecture VI The Hero as King 169
Appendix: 1858 Summary and Index 211
Notes 227
Works Cited 393
Textual Apparatus
Emendations of the Copy-Text 421
Discussion of Editorial Decisions 431
Line-End Hyphens in the Copy-Text 441
Line-End Hyphens in the Present Text 443
Historical Collation 445
Index 487
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    A very interesting book on heroes and hero-worship.

    A very interesting book on heroes and hero-worship.

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