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Sartor Resartus; On Heroes And Hero Worship

£6.99

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Scuffing to top and base of spine, corners bumped. Marking on front, back and spine. Some wear along edges. Pages in good condition and securely bound.

Bound in blue cloth with gold gilt text on spine.

Published 1954.

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. 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. One of those conferences resulted in his famous work On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History where he explains that the key role in history lies in the actions of the "Great Man", claiming that "History is nothing but the biography of the Great Man".

His first major work, Sartor Resartus ("The Tailor Retailored") was begun in 1831 at his home (which his wife Jane provided for him from her estate), Craigenputtock, and was intended to be a new kind of book: simultaneously factual and fictional, serious and satirical, speculative and historical. Ironically, it commented on its own formal structure while forcing the reader to confront the problem of where 'truth' is to be found.

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Author(s):
Carlyle, Thomas
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
17.5cm x 11cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
474
Publisher:
J M Dent & Sons Ltd
Title:
Sartor Resartus; On Heroes And Hero Worship

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Scuffing to top and base of spine, corners bumped. Marking on front, back and spine. Some wear along edges. Pages in good condition and securely bound.

Bound in blue cloth with gold gilt text on spine.

Published 1954.

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. 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. One of those conferences resulted in his famous work On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History where he explains that the key role in history lies in the actions of the "Great Man", claiming that "History is nothing but the biography of the Great Man".

His first major work, Sartor Resartus ("The Tailor Retailored") was begun in 1831 at his home (which his wife Jane provided for him from her estate), Craigenputtock, and was intended to be a new kind of book: simultaneously factual and fictional, serious and satirical, speculative and historical. Ironically, it commented on its own formal structure while forcing the reader to confront the problem of where 'truth' is to be found.

Author(s):
Carlyle, Thomas
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
17.5cm x 11cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
474
Publisher:
J M Dent & Sons Ltd
Title:
Sartor Resartus; On Heroes And Hero Worship

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