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The Works of Thomas Carlyle

Volume 10. Past and Present

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  • Date Published: November 2010
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108022330

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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 ground-breaking 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 ideas and literary studies. These volumes are reproduced from the 1896 Centenary Edition of his collected works. Volume 10 contains his social commentary Past and Present.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108022330
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 19 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Book I. Proem:
    1. Midas
    2. The Sphinx
    3. Manchester insurrection
    4. Morrison's pill
    5. Aristocracy of talent
    6. Hero-worship
    Book II. The Ancient Monk:
    1. Jocelin of Brakelond
    2. St. Edmundsbury
    3. Landlord Edmund
    4. Abbot Hugo
    5. Twelfth century
    6. Monk Samson
    7. The canvassing
    8. The election
    9. Abbot Samson
    10. Government
    11. The abbot's ways
    12. The abbot's troubles
    13. In parliament
    14. Henry of Essex
    15. Practical-devotional
    16. St. Edmund
    17. The beginnings
    Book III. The Modern Worker:
    1. Phenomena
    2. Gospel of mammonism
    3. Gospel of dilettantism
    4. Happy
    5. The English
    6. Two centuries
    7. Over-production
    8. Unworking aristocracy
    9. Working aristocracy
    10. Plugson of Undershot
    11. Labour
    12. Reward
    13. Democracy
    14. Sir Jabesh Windbag
    15. Morrison again
    Book IV. Horoscope:
    1. Aristocracies
    2. Bribery committee
    3. The one institution
    4. Captains of industry
    5. Permanence
    6. The landed
    7. The gifted
    8. The didactic
    Summary
    Index.

  • Author

    Thomas Carlyle

    Editor

    Henry Duff Traill

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