On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Thomas Carlyle
     
 

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What trait defines a hero? For Carlyle, it’s absolute sincerity, firm belief in one’s principles, and an inherent spark of the Divine. In this compelling series of lectures, delivered in 1840, Carlyle uses various examples of great men throughout history—divided into six categories and including Dante, Odin, Luther, and Napoleon, among

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What trait defines a hero? For Carlyle, it’s absolute sincerity, firm belief in one’s principles, and an inherent spark of the Divine. In this compelling series of lectures, delivered in 1840, Carlyle uses various examples of great men throughout history—divided into six categories and including Dante, Odin, Luther, and Napoleon, among others—to convey his notion of a hero.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411446328
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
292
File size:
349 KB

Meet the Author


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a Scottish Romantic writer and historian noted for his sweeping prose and fierce satirical sensibility.  He is best known for his monumental history of the French Revolution, as gripping as any novel, and his experimental novel Sartor Resartus, which in its combination of fiction and fact proved well ahead of its time.

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