Sartor Resartus

Sartor Resartus

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by Thomas Carlyle
     
 

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Sartor Resartus ("The Tailor Retailored") is ostensibly an introduction to a strange history of clothing by the German Professor of Things in General, Diogenes Teufelsdrockh; its deeper concerns are social injustice, the right way of living in the world, and the large questions of faith and understanding. This is the first edition to present the novel as

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Sartor Resartus ("The Tailor Retailored") is ostensibly an introduction to a strange history of clothing by the German Professor of Things in General, Diogenes Teufelsdrockh; its deeper concerns are social injustice, the right way of living in the world, and the large questions of faith and understanding. This is the first edition to present the novel as it originally appeared, with indications of the changes Carlyle made to later editions.

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"The best student edition now available."—David J. Bradshaw, Warren Wilson College

"Great edition—usable, much superior to old Penguin edition."—K. Arens, University of Texas

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ISBN-13:
9781407608372
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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Thomas Carlyle published several books including The French Revolution (1837), On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History (1841), and Past and Present (1843). Carlyle's books and articles inspired social reformers such as John Ruskin, Charles Dickens, John Burns, Tom Mann, and William Morris. However, although he had originally held progressive political views, Carlyle became increasingly conservative in the late 1840s. This is reflected in the right-wing, anti-democratic attitudes expressed in his collected essays Latter Day Pamphlets (1850) and his admiration for strong leaders illustrated by his six volume History of Frederick the Great (1858-1865) and The Early Kings of Norway (1875).

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