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Lectures on Carlyle & his era

Lectures on Carlyle & his era

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Published by University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz in [Santa Cruz] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Carlyle, Thomas, -- 1795-1881 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Carlyle, Thomas, -- 1795-1881 -- Bibliography. -- Catalogs.,
  • University of California, Santa Cruz. -- University Library -- Catalogs.,
  • English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    Other titlesLectures on Carlyle and his era
    Statementby Fred Kaplan, Michael Goldberg & K.J. Fielding ; with a catalogue of art works & photographs together with the third supplement to the Carlyle holdings in the Norman & Charlotte Strouse Collection of Thomas Carlyle and the University Library ; edited and compiled by Jerry D. James and Rita B. Bottoms.
    GenreBibliography., Catalogs.
    SeriesThe Norman and Charlotte Strouse lectures on Carlyle & his era -- v. 2, Norman and Charlotte Strouse lectures on Carlyle & his era -- v. 2.
    ContributionsKaplan, Fred, 1937-., Goldberg, M. K. 1930-., Fielding, K. J., James, Jerry D., Bottoms, Rita B., University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 102 p. :
    Number of Pages102
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16542188M

    Where possible, bibliographical information appears in the form of in-text citations, which refer to items in the list of abbreviations or to those in the bibliography at the end of each document. Slavery was abolished in He also devised a series of public lectures culminating in his book Heroes and Hero-Worship, which still is regarded as a key text on the subject. Found info useful?

    Works Cited Directions 1. Carlyle was forced to rewrite the entire volume from scratch. All rights reserved. Carlyle also argued that the study of great men was "profitable" to one's own heroic side; that by examining the lives led by such heroes, one could not help but uncover something about one's own true nature.

    A great polemicist, Carlyle coined the term "the dismal science" for economics. Choosing political leaders like Cromwell and Napoleon, Carlyle raises questions about his idea of goodness. This will be the real aristocracy" CL, The breadth of his examples from Odin and Mahomet Mohammed to Shakespeare and Dante, and Napoleon among others provides an idea of the scope of his presentation. But good men may disagree, and the struggle between good and evil requires more rigorous thinking.


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Thomas Carlyle, once a top literary figure in Victorian England, was known for continuing the traditions of Tory satirists and for the creation of of his new style of criticism called sage writing.

Resources Thomas Carlyle, Highly influential Scottish essayist, historian and social critic, Thomas Carlyle was a gloomy romantic sage and a passionate denouncer of bourgeois liberalism and the industrial era. For many months I have lain at it beleaguering it; literally girdling in all sides; watching if on any side there might be found admittance into it" fol.

After the death of his beloved, Carlyle mourned her death for many years. In my reading I found no philosophic basis that linked these men together and while divinity links several, that idea does not explain the poets or military leaders.

French Revolution The French Revolution became another major work of Carlyle that brought him popularity but the financial gains from the work were very limited.

The son of a strict Calvinist, Carlyle became a divinity student at Edinburgh University but eventually left school and turned to writing instead. James argues that genetic anomalies in the brains of these great men are the decisive factor by introducing an original influence into their environment.

The French Revolution The book was published in and had a number of important quotes. He seems carried away with his enthusiasm for these heroes and all too willing to brush over their flaws. Theorists say that these leaders were then born with a specific set of traits and attributes that make them ideal candidates for leadership and roles of authority and power.

Theoretically, Carlyle saw little difference between a black slave in a slave society and a joyous yeoman in a feudal society-- except that one is loyally bound to his task by chains and whips, and the other by tradition and custom.

To begin his argument, he first sardonically claims that these inherent physiological qualities have as much to do with "social, political, geographical [and] anthropological conditions" as the "conditions of the crater of Vesuvius has to do with the flickering of this gas by which I write".

According to Tolstoy, the significance of great individuals is imaginary; as a matter of fact they are only history's slaves realizing the decree of Providence. By then Carlyle had come up with his own style of writing, a combination of fiction and commentary, that had started to draw attraction of critics as well as readers.

He knew he could not be made king, but he could at least use his words to inspire another to become the new Cromwell. He also developed a stomach ailment -- possibly gastric ulcers -- which stayed with him all his life and helped give him a reputation as a cranky and somewhat disagreeable personality.

This provided a modicum of the financial wherewithal to support himself as a writer. He lost most of his friends and admirers over this -- including John Stuart Mill who responded with his own article in Fraser's Magazine.

The humorous bent is quite characteristic; the sentimental one equally so. The last days and death of Thomas Carlyle As he rose to fame and established himself as an important writer and philosopher of his age, Carlyle had accepted a reputed role in the University of Edinburgh in For example, all information on the post-Roman " Migrations Period " of European History is compiled under the biography of Attila the Hun.

Great man theory

It turned out to be a distinctively Romanticist manifesto -- albeit not in the sense of wide-eyed utopianismbut rather in the more subtle and mystical German sense of individual freedom combined with external order.

From these lectures, held in front of a small but enthusiastic audience, one can clearly see the anti-rationalist, anti-utilitarian and authoritarian worldview of the Calvinist families of his Burgher secession church a secession from the Church of Scotland and the political system of the Romantic Carlyle, influenced by German idealism but also influenced by Calvinism.

Yet Carlyle seems to use this as a vehicle for rhetoric, rather than admonishment, and his respect for these non-Anglo heroes is obvious, where he is not attempting to convince his audience that he is using these only by way of example, rather than having any respect for the "other" that is anymore than skin-deep.

Ives workhouse and the nearby ruins of the abbey of St. This will be the real aristocracy" CL, Carlyle threw his weight behind the opposition to all these steps. He acts as a ferment, and changes its constitution, just as the advent of a new zoological species changes the faunal and floral equilibrium of the region in which it appears.Thomas Carlyle (4 December – 5 February ) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher.[1] Considered one of the most important social commentators of his time, he presented many lectures during his lifetime with certain acclaim in the Victorian era.

Thomas Carlyle was an extremely long-lived Victorian author. He was also highly controversial, variously regarded as sage and impious, a moral leader, a moral desperado, a radical, a conservative, a Christian.

Contradictions were rampant in the works of early biographers, and in the later twentieth century he is still far from being understood by a generation of critics awakening to his. Thomas Carlyle ( - ) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher.

Considered one of the most important social commentators of its time, he presented many lectures during his lifetime with certain acclaim in the Victorian era. One of those conferences. "Aristocracy Of The Moneybag" as an attack on the materialization of his era.

Carlyle's knowledge of German led to assignments as book reviewer for several magazines. In his essays and. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Thomas Carlyle was most famous in the Victorian era, when he was known for his dense, thoughtful books on history and philosophy.

The son of a strict Calvinist, Carlyle became a divinity student at Edinburgh University but eventually left school and turned to writing instead.