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

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"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
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: 9781425518417
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Library
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael K. Goldberg is Professor of English, University of British Columbia. He has written widely on the 19th century including Carlyle and Dickens (Georgia, 1972). Joel J. Brattin is Assistant Professor in the Humanities at Worcester Polytechnic
Institute. Mark Engel is a student of philosophy, a professional editor, and an independent scholar.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Chronology of Carlyle's Life
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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