ISBN-10:
0520075153
ISBN-13:
9780520075153
Pub. Date:
06/07/1993
Publisher:
University of California Press
On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History / Edition 1

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History / Edition 1

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Overview

In his 1840 lectures on heroes, Thomas Carlyle, Victorian essayist and social critic, championed the importance of the individual in history. Published the following year and eventually translated into fifteen languages, this imaginative work of history, comparative religion, and literature is the most influential statement of a man who came to be thought of as a secular prophet and the "undoubted head of English letters" (Emerson). His vivid portraits of Muhammad, Dante, Luther, Napoleon—just a few of the individuals Carlyle celebrated for changing the course of world history—made On Heroes a challenge to the anonymous social forces threatening to control life during the Industrial Revolution.

In eight volumes, The Strouse Edition will provide the texts of Carlyle's major works edited for the first time to contemporary scholarly standards. For the general reader, its detailed introductions and annotations will offer insight into the author's thought and a reconstruction of the diverse and often arcane Carlylean sources.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520075153
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/07/1993
Series: The Norman and Charlotte Strouse Edition of the Writings of Thomas Carlyle , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 622
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 2.00(d)

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