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Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle
A History of his Life in London, 1834–1881
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108029346

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  • Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) was one of the most influential authors of the nineteenth century. His satirical essays and perceptive historical biographies caused him to be regarded for much of the Victorian period as a literary genius and eminent social philosopher. These volumes, first published in 1884, form the second part of Carlyle's official biography, describing his life and literary work after his move to London in 1834. Carlyle's fame and scholarly reputation were firmly established during this period of his life. Written by his close friend James Anthony Froude (1818–1894), this candid and controversial biography describes in vivid detail the effect of Carlyle's fame on his literary work, and on his relationship with his wife and close friends. This revealing work broke traditional Victorian biographical conventions, and is considered a classic for its critical analysis of Carlyle's actions and character. It covers the period from 1834 to 1881.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108029346
    • dimensions: 323 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.67kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introductory
    1. AD 1834. Aet. 39 Beginning of life in Cheyne Row
    2. AD 1835. Aet. 40 The first volume to be replaced
    3. AD 1835–6. Aet.40–41 Visit to Scotland
    4. AD 1837. Aet. 42 Character of Carlyle's writings
    5. AD 1837–8. Aet. 42–43 Effects of the book
    6. AD 1838–9. Aet. 43–44 Visit to Kirkaldy
    7. AD 1839–40. Aet. 44–45 Review of Carlyle by Sterling
    8. AD 1840–1. Aet. 45–6 Preparation for 'Cromwell'
    9. AD 1842. Aet. 47 Sterling at Falmouth
    10. AD 1842. Aet. 47 Return to London
    11. AD 1842–3. Aet. 47–48 Slow progress with 'Cromwell'
    12. AD 1843–4. Aet. 48–49 A repaired house
    13. AD 1845. Aet. 50 Summer in London
    14. AD 1846–7. Aet. 51–52 Domestic confusions
    15. AD 1846–7. Aet. 51–2 Six days in Ireland
    16. AD 1848–9. Aet. 53–54 Revolutions of February in Paris. Volume 2:
    17. AD 1848–50. Aet. 54–55 Tour in Ireland
    18. AD 1850. Aet. 55–56 Reaction from 'Latter-day Pamphlets'
    19. AD 1851–2. Aet. 56–57 Reviews of the Pamphlets
    20. AD 1851–2. Aet. 56–57 Purpose formed to write on Frederick the Great
    21. AD 1852–3. Aet. 57–58 The Grange
    22. AD 1854. Aet. 59 Crimean war
    23. AD 1854–7. Aet. 59–62 Difficulties over 'Frederick'
    24. AD 1858. Aet. 63 Night in a railway train
    25. AD 1859–62. Aet. 64–67 Effects of a literary life upon the character
    26. AD 1864. Aet. 69 Personal intercourse
    27. AD 1865–66. Aet. 70–71 'Frederick' completed
    28. AD 1866. Aet. 71 Preparations for the Rectorship
    29. AD 1866 Aet. 71 Message of sympathy from the Queen
    30. AD 1867 Aet. 72 Return to England
    31. AD 1868. Aet. 73 The Eyre Committee
    32. AD 1870. Aet. 75 Anne Boleyn
    33. AD 1872. Aet. 77 Weariness of life
    34. AD 1877–81. Aet. 82–85 Conservation and habits of life
    35. AD 1877–81. Aet. 82–85 Statues

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    James Anthony Froude

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