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

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

by Thomas Carlyle, Michael K. Goldberg, T. Carlyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520075153

ISBN-13: 9780520075153

Pub. Date: 06/07/1993

Publisher: University of California Press


"How great he was! He made history a song for the first time in our language. He was our English Tacitus."—Oscar Wilde

"A definitive text . . . a crucial standard for further study of Carlyle."—David Nordloh, Indiana University

"The publication of the first scholarly and fully annotated edition of On Heroes is a major intellectual event."—

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"How great he was! He made history a song for the first time in our language. He was our English Tacitus."—Oscar Wilde

"A definitive text . . . a crucial standard for further study of Carlyle."—David Nordloh, Indiana University

"The publication of the first scholarly and fully annotated edition of On Heroes is a major intellectual event."—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520075153
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/07/1993
Series:
Norman and Charlotte Strouse Edition of the Writings of Thomas Carlyle Series
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Chronology of Carlyle's Life
Introduction
Note on the Text
Lecture IThe Hero as Divinity3
Lecture IIThe Hero as Prophet37
Lecture IIIThe Hero as Poet67
Lecture IVThe Hero as Priest99
Lecture VThe Hero as Man of Letters133
Lecture VIThe Hero as King169
Appendix: 1858 Summary and Index211
Notes227
Works Cited393
Textual Apparatus
Emendations of the Copy-Text421
Discussion of Editorial Decisions431
Line-End Hyphens in the Copy-Text441
Line-End Hyphens in the Present Text443
Historical Collation445
Index487

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