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The Works of Thomas Carlyle

Volume 16. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great Vol V


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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108022392

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  • Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) was one of the most influential authors of the nineteenth century. Eagerly studied at the highest level of intellectual society, 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. After graduating from Edinburgh University in 1814, he published his first scholarly work on German literature in 1824, before finding literary success with his history of the French Revolution in 1837. After falling from favour during the first part of the twentieth century, his work has more recently become the subject of scholarly re-examination. His introduction of German literature and philosophy into the British intellectual milieu profoundly influenced later philosophical and literary studies. These volumes are reproduced from the 1896 Centenary Edition of his collected works. Volume 16 contains the fifth volume of The Life of Frederick the Great.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108022392
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 24 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book XV. Second Silesian War, Important Episode in the General European One, 1744-1745
    1. Preliminary: how the moment arrived
    2. Friedrich marches upon Prag, captures Prag
    3. Friedrich, diligent in his Bohemian conquests, unexpectedly comes upon Prince Karl, with no French attending him
    4. Friedrich reduced to Straits
    cannot maintain his Moldau conquests against Prince Karl
    5. Friedrich, under difficulties, prepares for a new campaign
    6. Valori goes on an electioneering mission to Dresden
    7. Friedrich in Silesia
    unusually busy
    8. The martial boy and his English versus the laws of nature
    9. The Austrian-Saxon army invades Silesia, across the mountains
    10. Battle of Hohenfriedberg
    11. Camp of Chlum: Friedrich cannot achieve peace
    12. Battle of Sohr
    13. Saxony and Austria make a surprising last attempt
    14. Battle of Kesselsdorf
    15. Peace of Dresden: Friedrich does march home
    Book XVI. The Ten Years of Peace, 1746–1756:
    1. Sans-Souci
    2. Peep at Voltaire and his divine Emilie (by candlelight) in the tide of events
    3. European war falls done. Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
    4. Cocceji finishes the law-reform
    Friedrich is printing his Poesies
    5. Strangers of note come to Berlin, in 1750
    6. Berlin carrousel, and Voltaire visible there
    7. M. de Voltaire has a painful Jew-lawsuit
    8. Ost-Friesland and the shipping interests
    9. Second act of the Voltaire visit
    10. Demon newswriter, of 1752
    11. Third act and catastrophe of the Voltaire visit
    12. Of the afterpiece, which proved still more tragical
    13. Romish-King question
    English-privateer question
    14. There is like to be another war ahead
    15. Anti-Prussian war-symptoms: Friedrich visible for a moment.

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    Thomas Carlyle


    Henry Duff Traill

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