Distinguished critic and essayist Thomas Carlyle turns his keen intellect to a range of subjects in this collection of eleven essays. Volume One contains studies of Goethe, Boswell’s Life of Johnson, Diderot, the death of Edward Irving, and more.
About the Author
Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) was a Scottish essayist, historian, satirist, and political thinker. He became influential for Victorians because his writing reflected Calvinist values but also a loss of faith, which paralleled the community’s changing scientific and political views.