Thomas Carlyle Books

Easton Press Thomas Carlyle books:
The French Revolution : A History - Library of Famous Editions  - 1984

The French Revolution : A History (3 volume set) 2008 including the following titles:
The Constitution
The Bastille
The Guillotine

John Stuart Mill and Thomas Carlyle - Harvard Classics



Thomas Carlyle
As a prophet and preacher, Carlyle was an important and controversial figure in nineteenth-century thought. Carlyle is best known for his impressionistic history of the French Revolution and for his essays proclaiming the virtues of strong, heroic leadership. But for his contemporaries Carlyle's was also a prophetic voice. John Stuart Mill, a formidable political adversary, acknowledged that Carlyle 'saw things long before me', while for Charles Dickens he was simply 'the man who knows everything'.

The Scottish philosopher, satirist and historian is widely regarded as one of the most important social commentators of his time, whose broad range of works had a lasting influence on his Victorian contemporaries.

The French Revolution: A History
The book that established Thomas Carlyle’s reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life, making it a reading experience as thrilling as any novel. As John D. Rosenberg observes in his Introduction, The French Revolution is “one of the grand poems of Carlyle’s century, yet its poetry consists in being everywhere scrupulously rooted in historical fact.”

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