On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History

On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History

by Thomas Carlyle


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From its first pages the book recognizes the intimate connections between heroism and myth. Beginning with the legends of Odin, lord of the Nordic gods, Carlyle describes major forms that heroism can take: in god, poet, warrior, priest, prophet, and king.

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ISBN-13: 9781720851585
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/07/2018
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 628,137
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About 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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