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Sartor Resartus, Heroes & Hero Worship, and Past & Present, Three Books in One by Thomas Carlyle

£12.99

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This book contains three of Carlyle's works: Sartor Resartus, Heroes and Hero Worship and Past & Present. This is a copy that is undated, but published near/after 1838. It has been rebound in blue cloth boards with gilt inlay, some slight damage to the spine from shelf edges, and a scratch on the cover.

Sartor Resartus: ('the tailor retailored') a fictitious editor retells the theories of an equally fictitious German professor who has come to the conclusion that human institutions and morals are only clothes to shield us from nothingness, clothes that can be changed as the whims of the age or fashion dictate.
Heroes and Hero Worship considers the creation of heroes and the ways they exert heroic leadership. From the divine, prophetic, poetic, religious and to political heroes, Carlyle investigates the qualities that elevate humans to this new level of significance.
Past & Present is considered as one of his most influential works written in 1843. It was a response to the economic crisis of the 1840s which included closure of factories, loss of jobs and the growth of slums in industrial centres. He hoped it would start the cause for social reform in these places.

As this is an antiquarian book, there is some fading to the edges of pages, but all the text is unaffected. The back internal page is subject to some foxing too.

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This book contains three of Carlyle's works: Sartor Resartus, Heroes and Hero Worship and Past & Present. This is a copy that is undated, but published near/after 1838. It has been rebound in blue cloth boards with gilt inlay, some slight damage to the spine from shelf edges, and a scratch on the cover.

Sartor Resartus: ('the tailor retailored') a fictitious editor retells the theories of an equally fictitious German professor who has come to the conclusion that human institutions and morals are only clothes to shield us from nothingness, clothes that can be changed as the whims of the age or fashion dictate.
Heroes and Hero Worship considers the creation of heroes and the ways they exert heroic leadership. From the divine, prophetic, poetic, religious and to political heroes, Carlyle investigates the qualities that elevate humans to this new level of significance.
Past & Present is considered as one of his most influential works written in 1843. It was a response to the economic crisis of the 1840s which included closure of factories, loss of jobs and the growth of slums in industrial centres. He hoped it would start the cause for social reform in these places.

As this is an antiquarian book, there is some fading to the edges of pages, but all the text is unaffected. The back internal page is subject to some foxing too.

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback

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